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BACKGROUND Many factors contribute to the development of BPD basically by increasing inflammation in preterm lungs. However, premature neonates have insufficient anti-inflammatory capacity. We aimed to evaluate the effect of etanercept, an anti-TNF agent, on BPD development in newborn rat model with hyperoxia-induced lung injury. METHODS Thirty-two(More)
OBJECTIVES Secondary amyloidosis is the most important complication of FMF and endothelial function is more severely impaired. Elevated asymmetric dimethyl arginine (ADMA) may mediate the excess cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk of this group. We aimed to compare endothelial function characteristics, including ADMA, in patients with FMF-related amyloidosis(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the frequency of ophthalmologic problems and the risk factors that affect the occurrence of these problems in premature newborns with a gestational age of 32 weeks or less. METHODS Premature newborns observed at a neonatal intensive care unit between January 2002 and March 2006 were included. A control visit including an(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to provide normative data about pituitary diameters in a pediatric population. Pituitary imaging is important for the evaluation of the hypothalamo-pituitary axis defect. However, data about normal pituitary gland diameters and stalk are limited, especially in children. Structure and the measurements of pituitary gland and(More)
Although the relationship between hyperbilirubinemia and genetic factors has long been questioned, the role of genetic factors in the development of severe hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus has been investigated in detail in the last decade with the rapid progression in molecular medicine. Although the first historical data gathered about genetical(More)
BACKGROUND Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) remains an important complication of preterm births. The soluble form of ST2 (sST2), interleukin-33 (IL-33), and soluble form of the urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) have attracted increasing attention as biomarkers for different diseases. The aim of the current study was to assess the predictive(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of Upar, IL-33, and ST2 in comparison with C-reactive protein, TNF-α, and Interleukin-6 in childhood sepsis. METHODS A total of 128 children were included and 20 of them were the control group. We used only data showing a high probability of sepsis with blood culture positive children,(More)
Our objective was to determine the incidence of early neonatal problems and the neurodevelopmental status and probable risk factors associated with neurodevelopmental abnormality in preterm infants of < or = 32 weeks of gestation. Preterm newborns of < or = 32 weeks of gestation followed at the neonatal intensive care unit of the Department of Pediatrics of(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, we examined the efficacy and safety of a once-daily dosage schema of colchicine compared with a twice-daily dosage schema in pediatric patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). METHODS In this 24-week, multicenter, randomized controlled noninferiority trial, pediatric patients newly diagnosed with FMF carrying a(More)
Objective Corpus callosum (CC) has an important role in ensuring the transfer of information between homologous regions of hemispheres. Radiological anatomy of CC may contribute to diagnostic evaluation in children with neurological or syndromic diseases. Although previous studies exist on the dimensions of CC in different populations, only a few examined(More)