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OBJECTIVE To prospectively monitor inflammatory activity over a prolonged period in a cohort of Turkish patients with FMF, their healthy relatives and healthy controls and to relate this to their MEFV genotypes. METHODS 43 patients with FMF and 75 of their asymptomatic relatives underwent fortnightly assessments and venesection for measurement of CRP and(More)
OBJECTIVES The pathogenetic mechanisms that regulate the aggressive behavior of pancreatic cancer still remain to be clarified. Alterations in the apoptotic pathway and proliferative activity of tumor cells as well as mechanisms contributing to the intrinsic drug resistance of pancreatic tumors have been investigated. Survivin is a recently described(More)
The aim of the present study is to investigate anxiety and depression levels and quality of life of Turkish breast cancer patients and their husbands with Beck depression, STAI scoring system, and EORTC-QLQ-C30 quality of life scale. Fifty-five patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy who applied to Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine,(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-related cardiotoxicity seems to be dosage and schedule dependent. It was reported as 1.6-3% with earlier bolus regimens whereas this increased up to 7.6-18% with prolonged (4-5 days) infusion regimens. Knowledge of the cardiotoxicity incidence in patients treated with the widely used de Gramont's regimen (2(More)
In a retrospective analysis of 113 patients with primary myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) diagnosed according to French-American-British (FAB) classification, we evaluated the prognostic impact of FAB and World Health Organisation (WHO) classifications, International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS), and other clinical and laboratory variables. The median(More)
Persistent postmastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) is one of the most important disturbing symptoms. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder which is characterized by reactions to reminders of the trauma that has been experienced. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the predictors of PMPS and PTSD in Turkish breast cancer survivors and(More)
OBJECTIVE Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is a hereditary disease characterized by recurrent inflammatory attacks. A subclinical inflammation may persist in periods between the attacks and heterozygotes may have higher than normal levels of acute phase proteins. We investigated the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and its soluble receptor (sIL-6R) in FMF(More)
PURPOSE Advanced pancreatic cancer (APC) has a poor prognosis and chemotherapy remains the primary treatment modality. Gemcitabine (GEM) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) are the most active drugs in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. This study evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of the combination of these agents in APC. METHODS Forty-four patients with(More)
The majority of patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) have identifiable mutations in both alleles of the MEFV gene, while some individuals with paired MEFV mutations do not have clinical symptoms of the disease. During family studies we identified nine such individuals from six kindreds, most of whom either subsequently developed FMF or had other(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of kinesiophobia, quality of life, and home exercise programs on women with upper extremity lymphedema. METHODS A total of 62 women with lymphedema after breast cancer treatments were provided a protocol of complete decongestive therapy (CDT). This protocol involved manual lymphatic drainage(More)