Bilgen Taneli

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Pycnodysostosis is a skeletal dysplasia characterized by short stature. Treatment of pycnodysostosis with growth hormone (GH) has not been reported so far. We describe a case of pycnodysostosis with growth hormone deficiency in addition to low mean insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) concentration. Complete GH deficiency was determined by two(More)
BACKGROUND Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) test and Dexamethasone Suppression Test (DST) are two neuroendocrine tests that have been extensively used in an attempt to predict treatment response and outcome in schizophrenia. The objectives of this study were to investigate (1) the relationship between TRH test and DST and various psychiatric symptoms and(More)
A 5-year-old boy was admitted to the hospital with failure to thrive since he was 2 years old, with weakness in his legs and a waddling gait. He has normal mental development. His parents are normal phenotypically and are unrelated. In analysing his pedigree only a grandfather is described to have waddling gait. He has a normal craniofacial appearance but a(More)
Four siblings with achalasia, alacrimia and other problems involving the autonomic nervous system involvements are reported. Achalasia and alacrimia were present in all of them. Their parents are first cousins and have four other healthy children. Electrophysiological tests showed that autonomic dysfunction has progressed with age. Blood cortisol levels(More)
OBJECTIVE To find out whether the neuroendocrine abnormalities, that may be seen in major depressive disorder (MDD), differ during depression and remission periods, compared with the controls. METHOD Twenty subjects, diagnosed as MDD according to DSM -IV, ICD-10, and 20 healthy controls were randomly selected and included in this study. Dexamethasone(More)
During recent years, the role of inflammatory lipid mediators in the pathophysiology of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections has been investigated in several studies. The concentrations of leukotrienes (LTs) in gastric juice from H. pylori positive (n = 13) and negative (n = 18) children with recurrent abdominal pain were studies in order to determine(More)
Leukotrienes (LTs) are cell-membrane derived lipid inflammatory mediators, synthesized and eliminated by the liver. LTs have effects on liver cells in some pathological conditions. In this study, we measured plasma endogenous and liberated leukotriene (LT) concentration in peripheral blood leukocytes stimulated in vitro by the calcium ionophore (CaA23187)(More)