Aysun Karabay Bayazit

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OBJECTIVE To retrospectively evaluate the clinical features, angiographic findings, and outcomes of children with Takayasu arteritis (TA) in Turkey. METHODS Clinical, laboratory, and angiographic findings and outcomes of 19 children with TA were evaluated with a retrospective chart review. The criteria for inclusion were those proposed by the American(More)
Carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and carotid artery distensibility are reliable screening methods for vascular alterations and the assessment of cardiovascular risk in adult and pediatric cohorts. We sought to establish an international reference data set for the childhood and adolescence period and explore the impact of developmental changes in body(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSES In the era of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL), there are still some patients who will require percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). Our experience with this procedure is reviewed and discussed. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty five patients with a mean age of 7.9 years (10 months-14 years) underwent 67 PCNL procedures on 62(More)
Hereditary defects of coenzyme Q10 biosynthesis cause steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) as part of multiorgan involvement but may also contribute to isolated SRNS. Here, we report 26 patients from 12 families with recessive mutations in ADCK4. Mutation detection rate was 1.9% among 534 consecutively screened cases. Patients with ADCK4 mutations(More)
Renovascular disease accounts for 8–10% of all cases of paediatric hypertension, whereas, in adults, its incidence is approximately 1%. The Turkish Paediatric Hypertension Group aimed to create the first registry database for childhood renovascular hypertension in Turkey. Twenty of the 28 paediatric nephrology centres in Turkey responded to the survey and(More)
In patients with β-thalassemia major, the most important cause of mortality and morbidity is organ failure due to deposits of iron.. In this study, the nature of the kidney injury and possible pathogenetic factors were investigated. Seventy children with β-thalassemia major and 14 age and sex-matched healthy children were involved in the study. Blood and(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA) run the risk of having decreased levels of natural coagulation inhibitors. This may be due to either hemostatic abnormalities or hepatic dysfunction. This study is designed to evaluate coagulation profiles of patients with SCA in a steady state and to determine whether hypercoagulable state is present or(More)
Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is a somatic overgrowth syndrome characterized by a variable incidence of congenital anomalies, including hemihypertrophy, omphalocele, macroglossia and renal malformations. We report a child with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and posterior urethral valves. Urethral valve resection was successfully performed under general(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the blood pressure (BP) profile, microalbuminuria, renal functions, and relations with remaining normal kidney size in children with unilateral functioning solitary kidney (UFSK). Sixty-six children with UFSK were equally divided into three groups: unilateral renal agenesis (URA), unilateral atrophic kidney (UAK), and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cardiovascular disease is the most important comorbidity affecting long-term survival in children with CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS The Cardiovascular Comorbidity in Children with CKD Study is a multicenter, prospective, observational study in children ages 6-17 years old with initial GFR of 10-60 ml/min per(More)