İpek Kaplan Bulut

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BACKGROUND Primary hypertension in children is not a benign condition because of end-organ damage. Early investigations of cardiovascular effects rely on vascular structural and functional changes. We aimed to determine presence of early cardiovascular involvement in children with primary hypertension. For this purposes, we investigated functional and(More)
OBJECTIVE Adrenarche is a component of normal pubertal development. Recent decades have witnessed changes in the timing and tempo of puberty in different populations. We aimed to obtain normative data on dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate (DHEA-S) secretion in healthy children and to evaluate the age of adrenarche, pubarche and the DHEA-S levels at which(More)
Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome (INS) was defined as combination of a nephrotic syndrome and non-specific histological abnormalities of the kidney. Among these abnormalities, minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) is the most common. We report our experience with MCNS; its clinical course, treatments and outcomes. One-hundred twenty children (66 male, 54(More)
BACKGROUND The purposes of this study were to emphasize the importance of Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, and End-Stage (RIFLE) classification in early diagnose and prognosis of acute kidney injury (AKI), and to evaluate the practicability of the RIFLE criteria in intensive care units. METHODS Sixty-six patients applied acute peritoneal dialysis were(More)
INTRODUCTION As intensive care units (ICU) have improved, presence of multiple-organ dysfunctions in majority of patients with acute renal failure (ARF) has become clearer. To facilitate multi-organ support, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) techniques have been developed. This study is the one that reports the experience on children including(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The effectiveness of assessing volume load via bioimpedance in pediatric patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS) was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with NS (n = 34) were compared with healthy controls (n = 20). The inferior vena cava index and inferior vena cava collapsibility index (IVCCI) scores were determined for all(More)
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