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Worldwide, the prevalence of overweight and obesity and associated complications is increasing. Cardiovascular complications are the most important factor determining survival and influencing clinical management. However, obesity is also associated with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cancer and other diseases. The development of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM It is unknown to what extent uric acid (UA) may affect vessel function and participate in tubulointerstitial damage. We examined the relationship between intrarenal vessel function and serum UA and its excretion in association with urinary N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (NAG). METHODS In 50 IgA patients (mean age 34.7 +/- 9.3 years) and 15(More)
BACKGROUND Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and/or angiotensin II subtype 1 receptor antagonists (ARB) is a common strategy used in the management of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, there is no universal therapy that can stop progression of CKD.(More)
OBJECTIVES Various studies suggest that deficiency of magnesium and potassium may be associated with increased risk of ischemic stroke. However, single time-point serum measurements may not be suitable for assessing long-term tissue levels. PATIENTS AND METHODS We investigated Mg and K levels in hair of patients with acute ischemic stroke. The elements(More)
Eicosanoids, which originate from polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), have a major impact on homeostasis maintenance as secondary signal transducers. Signal cascade, which includes reception, processing and signal transduction coming from the environment into the cell, determines the type of response evoked. Signal distortion may take place on every level(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the potential for the future clinical use of a very long half-life plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (VLHL PAI-1) as a haemostatic agent. MATERIALS AND METHODS We developed a VLHL PAI-1 (half-life >700 h) recombinant mutant of PAI-1 and assessed VLHL PAI-1 for its ability to inhibit fibrinolysis in vitro using human, rabbit,(More)
Oxidative stress occurs as a result of reactive oxygen species (ROS) overproduction. The content of carbonyl groups (CG), malonyldialdehyde, 4-hydroxynonenal (MDA, 4-HNE) represent markers of protein and lipid peroxidation processes, respectively. The aim of the present study was to determine CG and MDA/4-HNE in the serum of 30 hemodialyzed patients (-HD;(More)
Fruits, vegetables, spices and a variety of teas are suggested for the prevention of many diseases. They encompass active, non-nutritional ingredients called nutraceuticals which are defined as food products that provide health benefits. Many nutraceuticals have been tested to identify inhibitors of plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1). PAI-1 is the(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular complications in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are frequent. They show increased cardiovascular mortality and morbidity attributable to accumulation of several risk factors; e.g., hypertension, oxidative stress and elevated plasma homocysteine concentration. Despite recent progress in their management, there is still(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the serum concentration of adipokines, such as leptin, adiponectin, and resistin, and assess its relation to nutritional and inflammatory parameters in both overweight and normal weight patients on maintenance hemodialysis. METHODS A total of 36 hemodialysis patients (27 M, 9 F; mean age 55.3 +/- 12 yr.)(More)