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BACKGROUND Adipokines provides new insights about the physiology, pathology and treatment of obesity. AIM We investigated the association between serum vaspin and serum visfatin concentrations with obesity in Egyptian children. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty two obese children with body mass index (BMI) above 95th percentile; 11 males and 11 females were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE) is related to a disturbance in anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) secretion pattern at night which may be genetically inherited. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This study included 121 children aged 6-18 years with PNE and 45 matched healthy children as controls. Enuretic children were subjected to genetic(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary nocturnal enuresis is one of the sleep related phenomena characterized by disruption in the relationship between arousal and urination. Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) is a neurohormone released from the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus into the median eminence to elicit release of adrenocorticotrophin from the anterior(More)
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