Cem Karadeniz

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to find out the percentage of preterm infants that needed treatment for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), when treatment decision was based on clinical signs and symptoms, besides echocardiographic findings. METHODS Daily echocardiographic evaluation was conducted in 39 preterms ≤29(6/7) weeks' gestation. Patients(More)
Reports state that Down syndrome (DS) patients with congenitally normal hearts might experience the development of cardiac abnormalities such as cardiac autonomic dysfunction, valvular lesions, bradycardia, and atrioventricular block. However, the presence of any difference in terms of P-wave dispersion (PWd) and QT dispersion (QTd) was not evaluated(More)
IgG subclass deficiencies are common immune system disorders during childhood. The aim of this retrospective study was to review clinical findings and laboratory results of patients with IgG subclass deficiencies in order to determine the changes in serum IgG subclass levels during follow-up, the percentage and time span until normalization of the IgG(More)
Rheumatic fever (RF) is an inflammatory disease caused by autoimmune response to a preceding group A streptococcal infection. Mean platelet volume (MPV) reflects the platelet size and the rate of platelet production in bone marrow, and it may be used as an indicator of platelet activation and severity of inflammation. Fifty-three consecutive patients(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence of clustering of certain cardiac anomalies in some families. The frequency and echocardiographic features of such anomalies among the relatives of patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) or other left-sided cardiovascular anomalies (LSCA) were evaluated. METHODS The patients with BAV or any other LSCA and their(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to determine the midterm effect of a ketogenic diet on serum lipid levels, carotid intima-media thickness, and the elastic properties of the carotid artery and the aorta in patients with intractable epilepsy. METHODS A total of 52 children aged between 12 months and 18 years with intractable epilepsy who started the ketogenic diet from(More)
Sirs, As pericardial effusion and tamponade is an extremely rare but serious complication of nephrotic syndrome we would like to report on case that we believe will be informative to the readers of Pediatric Nephrology. A previously healthy 8-year-old girl was admitted to a local hospital with generalized edema with massive proteinuria and diagnosed as(More)
BACKGROUND The Modified Blalock-Taussig shunt procedure can provide increased flow of blood to the lungs for babies born with certain congenital heart defects. We evaluated 44 subjects under 2 years of age who had a Modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (MBTS) procedure performed from 2009-2013, to investigate risk factors for thrombosis, overshunting and death.(More)
BACKGROUND Kawasaki disease is an inflammatory condition. Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio is a marker reflecting inflammation. AIMS The aim of the study is to evaluate usefulness of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio in diagnosis of Kawasaki disease and in prediction of coronary artery lesions. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cross-sectional study. METHODS(More)