Karaman Pagava

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OBJECTIVES To validate the previously proposed classification criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), childhood polyarteritis nodosa (c-PAN), c-Wegener granulomatosis (c-WG) and c-Takayasu arteritis (c-TA). METHODS Step 1: retrospective/prospective web-data collection for children with HSP, c-PAN, c-WG and c-TA with age at diagnosis <or=18 years.(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare health-related quality of life (HRQL) and to identify clinical determinants for poor HRQL of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) coming from three geographic areas. METHODS The HRQL was assessed through the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ). A total of 30 countries were included grouped in three geographic areas: 16(More)
This paper discusses the effects of natural zeolites (particularly clinoptilolite-containing tuffs from various deposits) on the living organism, both animal and human. It is shown that natural zeolites are harmless, have metabolism-normalising, bactericidal, immunostimulatory and antioxidative effects. They diminish mortality and morbidity with regard to(More)
OBJECTIVE To prepare a website for families and health professionals containing up to date information about paediatric rheumatic diseases (PRD). METHODS Firstly, paediatric rheumatology centres and family self help associations were surveyed to characterise current clinical practice of physicians providing care for children with PRD, research activities,(More)
PURPOSE The current study tested the applicability of Jessor's problem behavior theory (PBT) in national probability samples from Georgia and Switzerland. Comparisons focused on (1) the applicability of the problem behavior syndrome (PBS) in both developmental contexts, and (2) on the applicability of employing a set of theory-driven risk and protective(More)
There is substantiated appropriateness of the establishment of the University Center on Rare Diseases. It is indicated that the center could illustrate a successful integration of the clinical sector into the system of medical education. The model of the functioning of center and its regulations are presented. The main topics of the special teaching module(More)
We report herein the results of the cross-cultural adaptation and validation into the Georgian language of the parent's version of two health related quality of life instruments. The Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) is a disease specific health instrument that measures functional ability in daily living activities in children with juvenile(More)
To estimate the substance abuse and thus assess the basic indicators of health risk behavior of the adolescents in Georgia: frequencies of their tobacco, alcohol and drugs consumption. A self-administered anonymous questionnaire was adapted from the Swiss Survey (SMASH2002), translated into Georgian and other languages mainly used in schools (Russian,(More)
The primary purpose of the present article is to investigate the comparative characteristics of heart rate variability in healthy adolescents and male adults. The study was carried out on 41 male adolescents aged 15-16 years and 73 male adults aged 18-22 years. For assessment of heart rate variability statistical data of variability and spectral analysis of(More)