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Pawlak Krystyna - - 2009
Increased oxidative stress (SOX), inflammation and prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) have been reported in end-stage renal disease (ESRD), but their associations with kynurenine (KYN) pathway activation remain unknown. We determined the plasma concentrations of tryptophan (TRP), KYN, 3-hydroxykynurenine (3-HKYN); two distinct SOX markers: Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (Cu/Zn SOD) and ...
Li Jian-Jun - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Emerging data suggest that inflammation may play an important role in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease. However, the relation of inflammatory status to coronary vasospasm has been less investigated in patients with variant angina (VA). PURPOSE: The aim of this study, therefore, was to determine peripheral circulating white ...
Kusi Kwadwo A - - 2008
CD163 is an acute-phase-regulated monocyte/macrophage membrane receptor expressed late in inflammation. It is involved in the haptoglobin-mediated removal of free hemoglobin from plasma, has been identified as a naturally soluble plasma glycoprotein with potential anti-inflammatory properties, and is possibly linked to an individual's haptoglobin phenotype. High levels of soluble CD163 ...
Naseri Mitra - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of peripheral leukocyte count, differential leukocyte count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and C-reactive protein (CRP) level in febrile urinary tract infection (UTI) for defining the UTI level. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 61 children aged between 1 and ...
Erdogan M - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a key pro-inflammatory and immune-modulatory cytokine of relevance for cardiovascular (CD) diseases. Cardiovascular risk factors that have been reported include oxidative stress markers [nitric oxide (NO), malondialdehyde (MDA), disulphite (SH)]. We aimed to evaluate the relation between the IL-6 G/C gene polymorphism and oxidative stress markers ...
Ribeiro Betânia Maria - - 2008
The commitment of the digestive organs observed in patients during the chronic phase of Chagas' disease is mainly attributed to neuronal damage induced by immune and inflammatory processes elicited by the presence of Trypanosoma cruzi. Here we compare the cellular immune response in patients with the digestive and indeterminate forms ...
Kesler Anat - - 2009
PURPOSE: To explore the possibility that individuals with non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NA-AION) harbour a heightened microinflammatory response compared to carefully matched controls. METHODS: Diagnosis and follow-up were performed by a senior neuro-ophthalmologist (A.K.). The inflammatory biomarkers included white blood cell count, Westergren erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), quantitative fibrinogen ...
Goldenberg-Cohen N - - 2009
To determine C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in acute retinal artery occlusion (RAO) and their association with atherosclerotic risk factors. CRP levels in 16 patients with RAO were compared with levels in 16 age-matched controls at risk of atherosclerosis and 16 young volunteers. Repeated CRP testing was performed 6 years later. ...
Mathieu S - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Increased incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been observed in AS. The reasons of this increase are not fully understood (greater prevalence of traditional cardiovascular risks, consequences of treatment (NSAID) or biological inflammation). The objectives of this study are to assess intima-media thickness (IMT) and arterial stiffness (i.e augmentation ...
Ashouri Negar - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To study the refractory cases of Kawasaki disease (KD) and identify potential risk factors in patients in whom standard therapy fails. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review of patients with KD admitted from January 1, 2002, through December 31, 2006. Demographic, clinical, laboratory, echocardiographic, and therapeutic data were recorded. ...
Stancik Igor - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of antibiotic therapy on interleukin (IL)-6 in fresh semen and postmasturbation urine samples of patients with chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). METHODS: A total of 128 patients with CP/CPPS prospectively underwent the evaluation of IL-6 in fresh semen and postmasturbation urine samples. ...
Schmit X - - 2008
BACKGROUND: C-reactive protein (CRP) may be a useful marker of sepsis but its use in the evaluation of response to therapy remains poorly defined. The aim of this study was to define the time course of CRP levels in septic patients according to their response to initial antimicrobial treatment, and ...
Borman Pinar - - 2008
The aim of this study was to determine autonomic nervous system (ANS) functions by using clinical and electrophysiological tests in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Twenty AS and 20 healthy control subjects were recruited. Demographic data, symptoms related with ANS, and neurological findings were recorded. Clinical measurements including the heart ...
Kristo C - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular disease has been reported to be more common in patients with endogenous Cushing's syndrome (CS) compared to the normal population. In addition to altered lipid profile, inflammation seems to play an important pathogenic role in atherogenesis, but the role of inflammation in CS-associated cardiovascular disease is still not ...
Struff W G - - 2008
The value of bovine colostrum as a biologic in medicine is documented in clinical trials and supported by relatively large databases containing case reports and anecdotal findings. The main actions include an antibacterial effect and modulation of the immune response. The ability of bovine colostrum concentrates (BCC are polyvalent bovine ...
Carrizo Edgardo - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Clinical studies suggest that the second generation antipsychotics (APs) clozapine and olanzapine and to a lesser extent the typical antipsychotics may be associated with a procoagulant and proinflammatory state that promotes venous thromboembolism. We evaluated here several blood factors associated with coagulation and inflammation in AP-treated schizophrenia patients and ...
Liu Tong - - 2008
Current evidence links atrial fibrillation (AF) to the inflammatory state. Also, increased C-reactive protein (CRP) levels have been associated with greater risk of recurrence of AF after successful electrical cardioversion (EC). We conducted a meta-analysis of observational studies to examine the association between baseline CRP levels and the immediate success ...
Schippers Emile F - - 2008
Experimental models show that apolipoprotein CI (apoCI) binds and enhances the inflammatory response to endotoxin. We studied in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery (CPB) and experiencing endotoxemia during reperfusion whether plasma apoCI levels correlate with the inflammatory response and perioperative cytokine release. Prospective, observational, clinical cohort study. Operating room (OR) ...
Coates L C - - 2008
To investigate the long-term response to biological therapies in AS in a real life clinical setting and to quantify non-response and response to 'switching' therapies in these cases. All patients prescribed TNF-blocking therapies for AS between 1999 and 2006 were studied. Response was evaluated using Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity ...
Perunicic-Pekovic G - - 2008
Malnutrition and inflammation are associated with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Interleukin (IL)-6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) powerfully predict death from cardiovascular disease. The aim of our study was to establish an association between markers of inflammation and parameters of malnutrition in patients on hemodialysis. The study population consisted ...
Eggebrecht Holger - - 2008
PURPOSE: To quantify inflammatory markers in a large cohort of patients undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and investigate if profound biomarker elevations may be predictors of postprocedural death. METHODS: We analyzed data from 103 patients (70 men; mean age 64.5+/-11.2 years, range 22-83) undergoing TEVAR between July 1999 and ...
Yanagi Sadamitsu - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Among typical patients with Kawasaki disease (KD), a few KD patients present with only fever and cervical lymphadenopathy at admission (KDL). These patients have a significant risk for misdiagnosis, delay in treatment for KD, and development of coronary artery abnormalities. Therefore, the development of an easy tool for early ...
Hung Adriana - - 2008
Biomarkers of inflammation, especially C-reactive protein (CRP), have been consistently shown to predict poor outcomes in chronic hemodialysis (CHD) patients. However, the determinants of CRP and the value of its monitoring in CHD patients have not been well defined. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to evaluate possible determinants of ...
Munts Alexander G - - 2008
The origin of myoclonus in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is unknown. Eight patients with CRPS related myoclonus were clinically evaluated and studied with intermuscular and corticomuscular coherence analysis. Jerks were present at rest, aggravated during action and were frequently associated with tremulousness or dystonia. Electromyography demonstrated a ...
de Torres Juan P - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are increased in patients with COPD and correlate modestly with variables predictive of outcomes. In epidemiologic studies, CRP level is associated with all-cause mortality in patients with mild-to-moderate disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine if CRP levels are associated with survival in patients with moderate ...
Asada Kazutoyo - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Airway immunopathogenesis is unclear in patients with profound multiple disabilities (PMD) who undergo tracheostomy. METHODS: The levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, and IL-12p70 cytokines were determined in sputum of 28 patients with PMD who underwent tracheostomy and in 14 healthy subjects, using a ...
Constantinidis Jannis - - 2008
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with inflammatory processes and elevated plasma cytokines. This study assesses the effect of surgery in cytokine levels of OSAS patients. A total of 24 male patients with mild to moderate OSAS, confirmed with polysomnography underwent septoplasty and uvulo-palato-pharyngoplasty in a period of a ...
Seshadri Nagabhushan - - 2008
BACKGROUND: (111)In-labelled leucocyte, imaging is often used to investigate patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO). Its diagnostic performance, however, has been variable and a broad range of sensitivities and specificities have been reported. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the usefulness of (111)In-labelled leucocytes scintigraphy in the ...
Keskin Derin B - - 2008
Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a potentially fatal blistering disease of the skin and mucous membranes, characterized by the presence of autoantibodies against adhesion molecules (desmoglein, Dsg3) present on the surface of keratinocytes, which lead to the loss of cellular adhesion or acantholysis. The mainstay of treatment is conventional immunosuppressive therapy ...
Perren A - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The induction of C-reactive Protein (CRP) may be attenuated by corticosteroids, whereas Procalcitonin (PCT) appears to be unaltered. We investigated, whether in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) a combined antibiotic-corticosteroid therapy may actually lead to different slopes of decline of these inflammatory markers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied the slopes of ...
Ozdemir Oznur - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Although the relationship between atherosclerosis and inflammatory cells has been recognized in recent years, the effect of interleukin-6 (IL-6) genetic variants associated with atherosclerosis is still controversial. Therefore, we investigated the association between IL-6 polymorphism and levels of IL-6 in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: We conducted ...
Krupinski Jerzy - - 2008
C-reactive protein (CRP), an inflammatory marker, has been identified as a likely predictor of the risk of a future stroke. In clinical settings, it has been consistently observed that higher concentrations of CRP are associated with larger brain infarcts and worst neurologic outcome. However, there is still controversy over the ...
Alfadhli A A AA Mubarak Alkabeer Hospital, Aljabrya, Kuwait. - - 2008
Chronic radiation proctopathy (CRP) is a troublesome complication of radiotherapy to the pelvis for which current treatment modalities are suboptimal. Currently, the application of formalin to the rectal mucosa (AFR) and thermal ablation with argon plasma coagulation (APC) are the most promising options. To compare the efficacy and safety of ...
Badiou Stéphanie - - 2008
Inflammation-induced atherosclerosis and enhanced susceptibility to infection are linked to immune dysfunction and account for an important part of mortality in hemodialysis patients. This 4-yr prospective study aimed to use cytokine proteomic determination for predicting cardiovascular and noncardiovascular mortality in hemodialysis patients. Levels of 12 cytokines were measured using a ...
Arpegård J - - 2008
It has been suggested that Cystatin C, besides its function as a marker of glomerular filtration, could be an independent marker of cardiovascular disease. However, studies on this topic are few and results have been indecisive. Our aim was to further investigate the subject of Cystatin C as an independent ...
Hamed ReihaniKermani
The aim of investigation was to determine interleukin-6 (IL-6; a proinflammatory cytokine) and IL-10 (an anti-inflammatory cytokine) concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension patients (IIH). The study covered 28 middle aged female (IIH patients, n = 14; controls, n = 14). CSF IL-6 and IL-10 concentration were ...
Oto Jun - - 2008
PURPOSE: Proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines may play a pivotal role in cerebral inflammation, which is implicated in the development of brain injury. Systemic cytokine release is mediated by the sympathetic nervous system and catecholamines. The aim of this study was to investigate which parameters, among plasma levels of interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), ...
Kang Pengde - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: To test the hypothesis that the platelet microparticle (PMP) and endothelial microparticle (EMP) may contribute to the hypercoagulability associated with microvascular thrombosis in patients with nontraumatc osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised 46 patients who had been diagnosed with ONFH and 20 control ...
Pachaly Maria A - - 2008
Inflammatory markers predict mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients, whereas a possible association between oxidative stress (OS) markers and survival is less clear. We assessed the impact on all-cause mortality of baseline inflammatory [high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 (IL-6)] and OS markers (advanced oxidation protein products, pentosidine, homocysteine) in 112 HD ...
Abo-Zenah Hamdy A - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Because of the possible role of cytokines including interleukins (IL) in systemic non-thyroidal illnesses' (NTI) pathogenesis and consequently the frequently associated alterations in thyroid hormone (TH) concentrations constituting the euthyroid sick syndrome (ESS), we aimed in this research to elucidate the possible relation between IL-6 & IL-10 and any ...
Colak Bulent - - 2008
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by periodic attacks of fever and polyserositis. The effects of the MEFV genotype differences on clinical picture and inflammatory activity have not been well documented. The aim of this study was to investigate levels of conventional inflammation markers, procalcitonin, interleukin ...
Gunn Simon M - - 2008
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Phase angle (PhA) is derived from the resistance and reactance measurements obtained from bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) and is considered indicative of cellular health and membrane integrity. This study measured PhA values of rehabilitation patients and compared them to reference values, measures of functional ability and serum C-reactive ...
Abozenah Hamdy - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated relations between interleukins (IL) IL-6 and IL-10 and euthyroid sick syndrome (ESS) in patients with nonthyroidal illness (NTI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty patients and 20 healthy volunteers were recruited. The patients had either chronic kidney disease (CKD), congestive heart failure (CHF), or acute myocardial infarction (MI), distributed ...
Bircan Ahmet - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the value of C-reactive protein (CRP) as a marker of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations or specifically bacterial exacerbations and to evaluate a correlation between raised CRP levels and other markers of inflammation in patients with an acute exacerbation (AECOPD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The medical records ...
Chun J-K - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: By functioning as a heat-shock protein (HSP), alpha-enolase has an important role in the pathophysiology of multivariant vasculitis. Kawasaki disease (KD) is a type of vasculitis occurring primarily in children. The role of alpha-enolase in KD was assessed by measuring anti-alpha-enolase antibody (Ab) titres in patients with KD and ...
Silbert Brendan - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Raised concentrations of plasma homocysteine and C-reactive protein (CRP) are associated with vascular disease and have also been implicated as independent risk factors for cognitive impairment in population studies. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association of plasma homocysteine and CRP with cognition in patients scheduled for coronary artery bypass graft ...
Ludwiczek Othmar - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To assess the production of the endogenous IL-1 modulators IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra), type I and II soluble IL-1 receptors (IL-1sRI and II) in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Plasma levels of IL-1beta (IL-1beta) and IL-1 modulators were assessed in 126 CLD patients and 39 ...
Kafkas Nikolaos - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Procalcitonin (PCT) is released in severe bacterial infections, sepsis and in infection independent cases such as major surgery, multiple trauma, cardiogenic shock, burns, resuscitation, and after cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to determine the levels and the kinetics of PCT in AMI and to investigate their ...
Canöz M - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Obesity is considered a risk factor for asthma. However, the mechanism that connects the two is not well understood. In this study we investigated the relationship between inflammatory cytokines and acute phase reactants in obesity, and asthma. METHOD: Asthmatic and control subjects were divided into 2 sub-groups: obese and ...
Vayá Amparo - - 2008
The relationship between rheological alterations and systemic sclerosis (SSc) is not well established. We have determined in 27 patients with SSc (4 male, 21 female ) aged 59 +/- 14 years and in a well matched control group the whole rheological profile, i.e. blood viscosity (BV), plasma viscosity (PV), erythrocyte ...
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