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To investigate the degree of endothelial activation and inflammation in prepubertal obese children and to determine the relationship between the markers of endothelial activation, inflammation, and cardiovascular risk factors. In 30 obese and 28 healthy prepubertal children, soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 and endothelial leukocyte adhesion(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate atrial electromechanical delay measured by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and left atrial (LA) mechanical functions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). STUDY DESIGN The study included 68 patients (53 females, 15 males; mean age 43.7 years) with RA. Using TDI, atrial electromechanical coupling (PA) was(More)
Methylmalonic aciduria and homocystinuria, cobalamin C (CblC) disease (OMIM 277400), is the most frequent inborn error of vitamin B12 (cobalamin, Cbl) metabolism and is caused by an inability of the cell to convert Cbl to its active forms (MeCbl and AdoCbl). More than 75 mutations have been identified in the MMACHC gene which is responsible for CblC(More)
In this study, the effects of oxytocin and an analog of prostaglandin (cloprostenol) on the uterine involution and pregnancy rates were investigated. Mares received 3 ml of 0.9% NaCl in Group C (n=10), 30 IU/mare of oxytocin in Group O (n=10) and 250 microg/mare of cloprostenol in Group P (n=10) within 12h after parturition. The gravid uterine horn's(More)
The effect of carazolol on the ease of penetrating the cervix during artificial insemination, lambing rate and litter size was studied using 1.5-4.0-year old Kivircik ewes in an incomplete 3 x 2 x 2 experimental design. All of the ewes in this study were synchronized for oestrus by insertion of a progesterone impregnated vaginal sponge for 12 days and(More)
Bisphosphonates are used for the treatment of childhood hypercalcaemia, especially that due to malignancies. Here we report the use of intravenous pamidronate for the treatment of hypercalcaemia due to vitamin D intoxication in a 3-month-old infant. Serum calcium levels were normalised without complications. Conclusion:pamidronate may be used in(More)
Mammary tumours are the most common tumour type in female dogs. The formation of the mammary tumours is multifactorial but the high incidence of tumour disease in certain canine breeds suggests a strong genetic component. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the most important genes significantly associated with mammary tumours. The aim of this study was to determine the(More)
Cholesteryl ester storage disease (CESD) is an autosomal recessive disorder resulting from lysosomal acid lipase deficiency and is usually characterized by hepatomegaly and hyperlipidemia. This paper reports a two-year-old boy who had hepatosplenomegaly, hyperlipidemia and hypertransaminasemia determined incidentally. The liver biopsy sample was(More)
BACKGROUND The use of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) inhibitors is limited to severe hyperlipidemias because of associated hepatosteatosis and gastrointestinal adverse effects. Comprehensive knowledge about the structure-function of MTP might help design new molecules that avoid steatosis. Characterization of mutations in MTP causing(More)