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PURPOSE Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). This paper aims to examine whether biomarkers of oxidative stress and antioxidants could be useful biomarkers in AD, which might form the bases of future clinical studies. METHODS PubMed, SCOPUS, and Web of Science were systematically queried to obtain(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Cell apoptosis in critically ill patients plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of sepsis. This study aimed to determine the prognostic value of leukocyte apoptosis in patients with severe sepsis. METHODS Leukocyte apoptosis was determined by flow cytometry. The values of annexin V, APO2.7, and 7-amino-actinomycin D (7AAD) for each(More)
A novel series of 7-aroyl-aminoindoline-1-benzenesulfonamides showed excellent activity as inhibitors of tubulin polymerization through binding with the colchicine binding site of microtubules. Compound 15 and 16 display IC50 values of 1.1 and 1.2 microM, respectively. Compound 15 inhibited the human cancer cell growth of KB, MKN45, H460, HT29, and TSGH, as(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated serum thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) and free thiol levels in different subtypes of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and evaluated their association with clinical outcomes. METHODS This prospective study evaluated 100 AIS patients, including 75 with small-vessel and 25 with large-vessel diseases. Serum(More)
PURPOSE Fall-related fracture is one of the most disabling features of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). A better understanding of the associated factors is needed to predict PD patients who will require treatment. METHODS This prospective study enrolled 100 adult idiopathic PD patients. Stepwise logistic regressions were used to evaluate the(More)
Both apoptosis and autoantibodies are important factors associated with disease activity in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This study tested the hypothesis that increased leukocyte apoptosis is associated with elevated levels of autoantibodies and the disease activity of SLE. Leukocyte apoptosis was determined by flow cytometry,(More)
BACKGROUND Statins reportedly have anti-inflammatory effects aside from their cholesterol-lowering effect. We investigated the effects of statins on serum hs-CRP level and clinical outcome of acute ischemic stroke (IS) patients. METHODS This prospective cohort study consequently evaluated patients with acute IS in a single medical center. Serum hs-CRP(More)
INTRODUCTION Statins reportedly have anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic effects aside from cholesterol-lowering. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of pre-existing statin use on platelet activation markers and clinical outcome in acute ischemic stroke patients. METHODS This prospective study evaluated 172 patients with acute ischemic stroke(More)
INTRODUCTION Statins are reported to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects aside from cholesterol-lowering effects. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of statin therapy on oxidized LDL (Ox-LDL) and the clinical outcome of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS This prospective study enrolled 120 patients with AIS divided in(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Septic encephalopathy (SE) is a common complication of severe sepsis. Increased concentrations of circulating soluble adhesion molecules are reported in septic patients. This study aimed to determine whether serum adhesion molecules are associated with SE. METHODS Seventy nontraumatic, nonsurgical adult patients with severe sepsis(More)