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Studies on homocysteine-lowering B-vitamin therapy in patients with coronary artery diseas : sub-studies from the Western Norway B-vitamin intervention trial (WENBIT)
(The University of Bergen, 2008-06-06)
Background: A high plasma level of total homocysteine (tHcy) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and is related to important components of atherosclerosis such as inflammation and endothelial dysfunction. Objectives: ...
Fatty acids in synovial fluid (SF) and inflammatory markers in SF and serum from patients with inflammatory joint diseases. With focus on correlation of n-6 and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids to SF cytokines interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-12 and serum Creactive protein
(The University of Bergen, 2008)
Little attention has been brought on the lipid content and fatty acid composition directly in synovial fluid (SF) from joints of patients with inflammatory joint diseases. Studies indicate that excessive SF lipids and ...
Adenosine Deaminase Activity Is a Sensitive Marker for the Diagnosis of Tuberculous Pleuritis in Patients with Very Low CD4 Counts
(Public Library of Science, 2008-07-30)
Background: Adenosine Deaminase Activity (ADA) is a commonly used marker for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusion. There has been concern about its usefulness in immunocompromised patients, especially HIV positive ...
Stimulated monocyte IL-6 secretion predicts survival of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
(BioMed Central, 2008-01-30)
Background This study was performed in order to determine whether monocyte in vitro function is associated with presence, stage and prognosis of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) disease. Methods Prospective ...