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Coronary artery calcifications in children with end-stage renal disease
Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is common in adults with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), but little is known about the prevalence and the extent of it in children. We used multidetector spiralExpand
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A Child With Primary Sjögren Syndrome and a Review of the Literature
Primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) is an uncommon disease in childhood. Childhood pSS might have different clinical manifestations than adult pSS. We describe a 13-year-old girl with multiple episodes ofExpand
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Traditional and “new” cardiovascular risk markers and factors in pediatric dialysis patients
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the principal cause of mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The aim of this study was to analyze carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT),Expand
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Glucose intolerance: is it a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in children with chronic kidney disease?
A total of 66 children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease (CKD) (20 pre-dialysis patients and 46 chronic dialysis patients) were evaluated to address the prevalence of abnormalities inExpand
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The Cardiovascular Comorbidity in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease (4C) study: objectives, design, and methodology.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at high risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. A systemic arteriopathy and cardiomyopathy has beenExpand
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A newly identified Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus strain in Turkey.
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a fatal viral disease that occurs in approximately 30 countries. It has the most extensive geographic range among the tick-borne viruses that affect humanExpand
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Subclinical atherosclerosis and ambulatory blood pressure in children with metabolic syndrome
BackgroundThe metabolic syndrome (MS) has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. This syndrome is associated with cardiovascular risk factors, including functional and structural cardiac andExpand
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Elevated plasma advanced oxidation protein products in children with Henoch–Schonlein purpura
Henoch–Schonlein purpura (HSP) is a systemic vasculitis characterized by involvement of skin, joints, gastrointestinal tract (GIT), and kidney; its pathogenesis is still controversial. The aim of ourExpand
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Assessment of cardiovascular risk in paediatric peritoneal dialysis patients: a Turkish Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Study Group (TUPEPD) report.
METHODS We aimed to clarify arteriosclerotic risk and to document possible relationships between cardiovascular risk factors and echocardiographic parameters in paediatric peritoneal dialysis (PD)Expand
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Progression of coronary calcification in pediatric chronic kidney disease stage 5
Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is common in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and progresses with time. However, data are limited for younger patients. We have previously reported CAC inExpand
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