Ibrahim Ece

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We investigated cardiac function in 67 fetuses of gestational diabetic mothers (FGDMs) and 122 fetuses of healthy mothers between 24 and 36 weeks of gestation. Cardiac functions were evaluated by M-mode, pulsed-wave, and tissue Doppler echocardiography. Fetal echocardiograms were performed at 24, 28, 32, and 36 weeks of gestation. Glycated hemoglobin(More)
A direct effect of obesity on myocardial function has not been not well established. Our aim was to investigate the effect of body mass index (BMI) and homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) on left-ventricular (LV) myocardial function in normotensive overweight and obese children by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI). We calculated the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of carvedilol therapy on autonomic control of the heart and QT-interval dispersion (QTd) among children with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) whose symptoms were not adequately controlled with standard congestive heart failure therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients with DCM who were(More)
OBJECTIVE Amplatzer septal occluder (ASO) is the most widely used device for closure of atrial septal defect (ASD). Figulla septal occluder (FSO) is a similar device to ASO with some structural innovations. The aim of study is to assess the maximum P-wave duration (Pmax) and dispersion (Pd) in patients who underwent ASD closure with both devices, to(More)
BACKGROUND Hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA) leads to injury in tissues/organs by reducing perfusion of organs and causing oxidative stress. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the oxidant/antioxidant status in preterm infants with hsPDA by measuring the total antioxidant capacity and total oxidant status and to assess(More)
Various rhythm and conduction abnormalities can develop in acute rheumatic fever. This study investigated rhythm and conduction abnormalities in children with acute rheumatic fever using a standard 12-lead electrocardiogram and 24-h rhythm Holter recordings. This multicenter retrospective study, performed between August 2011 and March 2012, enrolled 73(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether or not platelet mass contributes to closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature newborns. STUDY DESIGN AND SUBJECTS This retrospective study included 115 preterm newborns with hemodynamically significant PDA (hPDA) and 120 newborns without PDA. The newborns' platelet count, mean(More)
A vascular ring is defined as an anomaly of the great arteries (aortic arch and its branches) that compresses the trachea or esophagus. Double aortic arch is the most common vascular ring. Double aortic arch is very rare and typically becomes symptomatic in infancy or early childhood. We present a 7-year-old girl admitted to our clinic for evaluation of(More)
Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome is a clinical condition described by Simpson, characterized with multiple congenital anomalies and caused by Glypican 3 (GPC3) mutations of the X-linked gene. Typical findings such as overgrowth, hypoplastic changes of hands and feet, visceromegaly, cleft palate and macrocephalic distinctive facial features and multiple organ(More)