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Acute phase markers for the differentiation of infectious and malignant pleural effusions
Acute-phase markers, such as C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), have been studied in inflammatory and malignant disorders. We examined the diagnostic value of these ...
Left-handedness in asthmatic children
Left-handedness has been associated with asthma and allergic disorders. The Geschwind-Behan-Galaburda (GBG) hypothesis could explain this association. In view of previous findings, we investigated the distribution of ...
Handedness, asthma and allergic disorders: Is there an association?
Left-handedness has often been associated with asthma and allergic disorders. In view of previous findings, we investigated the distribution of laterality scores, using the Edinburgh Handedness Inventory, among 172 children. ...
Pulmonary function and circulating adhesion molecules in patients with diabetes mellitus
Background: Lung function in diabetes has been reported in several studies with contradictory results. Diabetes mellitus increases expression of adhesion molecules through hyperglycemia. These molecules play an important ...
Tc2 response at the onset of COPD exacerbations
Background: T lymphocytes and especially the subpopulations of CD8+ cells are believed to have a key role in COPD pathophysiology, but there are only few data regarding the role of these cells in COPD exacerbation. Aim: ...
Diet, lung function and swimmers' performance
Purpose: The aim of this study was to correlate athletic performance with both lung function and diet. Design: Open, uncontrolled trial. Materials and Methods: Sixty-eight swimmers (28 females and 40 males), 9-15 years ...