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Kadiroglu Ali Kemal - - 2006
AIM: To evaluate the association between C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and the periodontal status of hemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS: 41 HD patients on rHuEPO therapy were enrolled in the study. Hematologic and biochemical parameters and CRP levels were recorded. The plaque index, gingival index, probing pocket depth and periodontal disease ...
Song C J - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: Elevated plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) levels predict coronary events, but it is unclear whether CRP plays a role in thrombosis associated with these events. We investigated tissue factor (TF) induction by CRP on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from patients with coronary disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: PBMC from 35 ...
Wu Chieh-Liang - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The relationship between bacterial etiology and serum cytokine levels in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) without response to initial empiric treatment remains unclear. This study investigated the bacterial etiology, outcomes, and bronchoalveolar and systemic cytokines (interleukin [IL]-1beta, IL-8, IL-10) in these patients. METHODS: This hospital-based study enrolled 47 ...
Lin F - - 2006
Beta2-glycoprotein I (beta2GPI) is a plasma protein suspected to have a role in inhibition of thrombosis. This suspicion is reinforced by the observation that beta2GPI is the major target for autoantibodies in the antiphospholipid syndrome. However, little is known about its circulating levels in common thrombotic diseases or inflammation. We ...
Daoud Ghada A - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Levels of nitric oxide (NO) and cytokines were assessed in amniotic fluid obtained from patients with severe chorioamnionitis (CAM) and appropriate controls. METHODS: Amniotic fluid was obtained from 12 patients with CAM (17-24 weeks of gestation) and 89 patients undergoing diagnostic amniocentesis (16-18 weeks of gestation). The concentrations of ...
Rodriguez Robert M - - 2006
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To characterize the early cytokine response of patients presenting to the emergency department with necrotizing fasciitis (NF) and to determine whether serum cytokine levels and white blood cell (WBC) counts may be useful in distinguishing NF from other severe soft-tissue infections. METHODS: White blood cell counts and cytokine ...
Massry Shaul G - - 2006
Vascular calcification is common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and it may affect almost every artery. It is associated with a significant increase in morbidity and mortality. Therefore, the detection, prevention and treatment of vascular calcification in CKD patients are critical for the overall approach for the management ...
Giamarellos-Bourboulis Evangelos J - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Based on the central role of the triggering of monocytes for the initiation of the septic cascade, it was investigated whether apoptosis of blood monocytes in septic patients is connected to their final outcome. METHODS: Blood monocytes were isolated from 90 patients with septic syndrome due to ventilator-associated pneumonia ...
Chou Che-Yi - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Vascular access thrombosis (VAT) is one of the most common morbidity in hemodialysis patients. The development of arteriovenous fistula thrombosis is associated with vascular intimal hyperplasia. Some studies suggested that serum C-reactive protein (CRP) predicts the development of vascular intima hyperplasia that conduces vascular access stenosis and thrombosis. This ...
Racki Sanjin - - 2006
BACKGROUND: To establish the baseline cutoff value of C-reactive protein (CRP) that would predict increased overall and cardiovascular mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS: A cohort of 270 prevalent hemodialysis patients treated at Rijeka University Hospital was eligible for the study. Monthly CRP measurements were performed for ...
Lee Wen-Jane - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: CD40 and its ligand participate in atherosclerosis formation, progression and destabilization. Increased soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) was observed in hypercholesterolemia, unstable angina and conditions with platelet activation. To date, there is no report on the association of sCD40L with angiographic peripheral artery disease (PAD) disease severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ...
Hirasaki Saiko - - 2005
In this study, patients with heart diseases were classified into 2 groups: Warfarin user and Warfarin non-user, and six salivary components were determined to assess intraoral pathologic conditions. Groups of healthy subjects and patients with periodontal disease without receiving any medication were set as control groups, and they were compared ...
Tan Edward C T H - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The pathophysiology of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome type I (CRPS I) is unclear. An inflammatory reaction may cause the syndrome in which leukocytes may play an important role. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this pilot study of six patients with acute warm CRPS I, we performed radiolabeled autologous leukocyte scans ...
Psychari S N - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic kidney disease is associated with enhanced inflammatory response and autonomic dysfunction. Evidence exists of a potential interaction of inflammation and nervous system. We sought to investigate determinants of heart rate variability (HRV) and relations between the inflammatory markers C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) and autonomic ...
Chen C-H - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To submit serum levels of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) to statistical analyses to test their exact degrees of clinical usefulness as biomarkers for detecting high disease activity in ankylosing spondylitis (AS), comparing them with erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP). METHODS: Serum ...
Ueland Thor - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the relationship between circulating cytokine levels and clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF) following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). BACKGROUND: Persistent inflammation plays a role in the development of HF, and various inflammatory cytokines predict cardiovascular events in acute coronary syndromes. METHODS: We measured ...
El Messal Mariame - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a common inherited disorder of lipoprotein metabolism, whose origin involves mutations in the gene coding for the low-density lipoprotein receptor protein. Although FH is monogenic, wide variation occurs in the onset and severity of atherosclerosis in these patients. METHODS: Since data on levels of inflammatory ...
Obermeier F - - 2006
Here, we report the case of fever of unknown origin (FUO) in a 77-year-old white man. The patient presented with a 3-week history of fever (between 38.5 and 39 degrees C) and general malaise. These symptoms had occurred about five to seven times during the past 30 years, and despite ...
Migliore A - - 2005
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the elderly, characterized by aching and morning stiffness in the cervical region, shoulders and pelvic girdles. A steroid treatment course of 6-24 months is often required, but, due to important side effects, it is troublesome if the PMR patient is also ...
Cohen G - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether it may be successful to try another TNF-alpha antagonist (infliximab or etanercept) when one has failed due to non response or the development of side effects. METHODS: In a cohort of 282 patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with infliximab or etanercept, we observed 38 patients who ...
Oeser Annette - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Obesity induces a proinflammatory state and is a major cause of morbidity in the general population. However, little is known about the effects of obesity in patients with chronic inflammatory illnesses such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients with SLE were studied to determine the ...
Diakakis George F - - 2005
INTRODUCTION: This study was designed to assess possible alterations in heart rate (HR), heart rate variability (HRV) and circulating serum levels of proinflammatory cytokines in patients with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). METHODS: Forty-five patients, aged 34-68 years, with IGT were compared with 28 age-matched healthy controls. Using a 24-hour ambulatory ...
Delaunay Caroline - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To report early experience of switching anti-tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-alpha) therapy from infliximab to etanercept in patients with spondyloarthropathy (SpA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: Thirteen patients with various SpA (7 with ankylosing spondylitis and 6 with undifferentiated SpA) and 2 patients with PsA were receiving infliximab. Because they ...
Annuk Margus - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in cardiovascular disease (CVD). Apart from traditional risk factors, chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, malnutrition and endothelial dysfunction are important in CVD development in renal patients. Our aim was to investigate the relationship between high sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP), ...
Panichi V - - 2006
In hemodialysis patients, C-reactive protein (CRP), an acute-phase reactant, is a sensitive and independent marker of malnutrition, anemia, and cardiovascular mortality. The aim of the present study was to evaluate CRP levels in plasma samples from long-term hemodialysis patients on different extracorporeal modalities and dialyzed with different membranes, at baseline ...
Kostner Karam M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction plays an important role in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD). Apart from traditional risk factors complement activation and inflammation may trigger and sustain endothelial dysfunction. We sought to assess the association between endothelial function, high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and markers of complement activation in ...
On Young Keun - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Cardiac syndrome X, also known as microvascular angina, is characterized by exercise-induced chest pain occurring despite a normal coronary angiogram. Several causes and mechanisms have been proposed to explain both the chest pain and ST segment depression. In this study, the association, if any, between cardiac syndrome X and ...
Utaka Simone - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Inflammation, a clinical condition observed in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), may be related to increased resting energy expenditure (REE). OBJECTIVES: The main objective was to investigate the relation between inflammation and REE in patients with CKD who are not undergoing dialysis. We also aimed to analyze whether ...
Vucicević Boras V - - 2005
AIM: A role of various cytokines has been implicated in the pathogenesis of many carcinomas, and albeit the role of interleukin 6 (IL-6) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in sera has been studied in patients with oral carcinomas, data upon salivary IL-6 and bFGF are lacking. The aim of ...
Laveda Raquel - - 2005
AIM: To evaluate the cellular synthetic ability of cytokines involved in pro- and anti-inflammatory reactions in patients with AP. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients with AP (16 severe, 51 mild) and 10 controls were included in the study. Cultures of whole blood were performed in samples obtained within the first 72 h ...
Kinjo Kunihiro - - 2005
We evaluated the interaction between inflammation and survival benefit from statin therapy in patients who had acute myocardial infarction. Although 1-year mortality did not differ between patients who used statin therapy and those who did not, among patients who had C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations in the lower 2 tertiles (<2.9 ...
Canataroglu Hatice - - 2005
PURPOSE: To investigate the interleukin (IL)-6 levels, IL-8 levels, and cellular composition of the vitreous humor in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), and traumatic PVR. METHODS: Vitreous samples from 14 patients with PDR, 10 patients with PVR, and 10 patients with traumatic PVR were analyzed. Fifteen ...
Russo Sascha - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Treatment with recombinant interferon is associated with high rates of psychiatric comorbidity. We investigated the relation between catabolism of the essential amino acid tryptophan, being rate-limiting of peripheral and cerebral serotonin formation, and psychiatric symptoms in patients undergoing combination treatment with interferon-alpha and ribavirin. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighteen patients ...
Halter Jeffrey - - 2005
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) causes a systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), which can progress to an acute lung inflammation known as postperfusion syndrome. We developed a two-phase hypothesis: first, that SIRS, as indicated by elevated cytokines post-CPB, would be correlated with postoperative pulmonary dysfunction (Phase I), and second, that the cytokine ...
Refik M - - 2005
The aim of the present study was to examine serum cytokines and nitric oxide (NO) levels in patients with cystic echinococcosis (CE). 28 patients with CE were studied and all underwent surgery. Serum levels of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin IL-1beta, receptor of soluble IL-2R (sIL-2R), IL-6, IL-8, nitrate/nitrite, and ...
Komukai Kimiaki - - 2005
Impaired oxygenation sometimes occurs in patients with acute aortic dissection, however, the mechanism has not been fully investigated. We hypothesized that impaired oxygenation is related to inflammation secondary due to aortic dissection. Patients with acute aortic dissection who had received 14 days of conservative treatment were retrospectively examined. Patients who ...
Antonicelli Roberto - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) are key mediators of inflammation and their increased plasma levels are associated with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Polymorphisms in the promoter region of IL-6 (-174 G>C) and TNF-alpha (-308 G>A) demonstrated to affect gene expression were analyzed to test their predictive power ...
Coskun Basak - - 2005
INTRODUCTION: One of the main problems in Behçet's disease is the lack of an original laboratory marker that can reflect clinical activity. In this study, laboratory parameters that could be used as indicators of active disease are investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included a total of 40 patients with ...
Odeh Majed - - 2006
Several previous studies have shown that circulating levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF) are elevated in patients with advanced congestive heart failure. However, the relationship between circulating levels of TNF and severity of peripheral oedema in these patients has not been previously evaluated. To investigate the relationship between circulating levels ...
Meyers Christina A - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The objective of the current study was to assess the correlations between cognitive function, fatigue, quality of life, and circulating cytokine levels in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). METHODS: Fifty-four patients with AML/MDS were seen for pretreatment evaluation of their cognitive function and symptoms. ...
Gogo Prospero B PB - - 2005
An elevated white blood cell (WBC) count and elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) have been associated with an increased risk of adverse cardiac events. The relation between these 2 parameters of heightened systemic inflammation was characterized in patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Femoral arterial blood samples from a prospective ...
Fassas A B-T - - 2005
The value of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels as a predictor of complications in neutropenic patients needs to be further defined. We sought to identify an association between severe complications and daily CRP levels measured in 104 multiple myeloma patients during the 3 week period following high-dose melphalan and autologous ...
Brunetti Natale Daniele - - 2006
BACKGROUND: C-reactive protein (CRP) plasmatic levels increase in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Correlations between CRP levels, myocardial functional damage and cardiomyocyte lysis remain to be defined. METHODS: 192 consecutive patients with acute coronary syndromes (64.97 +/- 11.08 mean age, 71.35% male gender) were included in the study; 138 ...
Peng Yizhi - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of veno-venous continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) on the plasma levels of endotoxin and cytokines in severely burned patients with sepsis. METHODS: Twenty adult severely burned patients with sepsis were studied. For the diagnosis of sepsis, patients were randomly divided into CRRT (n=10) and Control ...
Bozoglu E - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Vascular lesions can involve both arterial and venous systems which are often the major causes complicating the disease course of Behçet's disease (BD). Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a stimulant of angiogenesis secondary to ischemia while monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) is induced by shear stresses leading to ...
Sezgin Nurzen - - 2005
Hyperlipidemia is a cardiovascular risk factor. In patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC), prognostic roles of endogenous lipoproteins are not fully clarified. It has been known that there is a direct relationship between the levels of cytokines (tumor necrosis factor-alpha [TNF-alpha] and interleukin-6 [IL-6]) and deteriorating functional classes of heart ...
Böger Carsten A - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Patients with diabetes type 2 receiving dialysis therapy have a poor survival prognosis, mainly due to cardiovascular events. Increased C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, important in atherosclerosis, are associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular events. However, to date no study has shown the predictive value of CRP in relation ...
Di Campli C - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The clearance of plasma cytokines by means of albumin dialysis (MARS) has been demonstrated in various studies involving patients affected by either acute liver failure (ALF) or acute on chronic liver failure. The aim of the study was to measure the plasma levels of TNF-alpha, IL-6, and ...
Lescai Francesco - - 2005
We tested the hypothesis that the genetic capability to mount an inflammatory response might contribute to the inter-individual variability of limbal stem cell graft (LSCG) outcome. Two functional polymorphisms in the IL-6 and TNF-alpha promoter regions were genotyped in 35 patients. A new score system (clinical assessment score, CAS) was ...
Sugano Yasuo - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is sometimes complicated by respiratory failure due to severe lung oxygenation impairment. Systemic activation of inflammatory system after aortic injury may play some roles in the development of this complication. The aim of this study was to determine the significance of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) ...
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