Murat Deveci

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Carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and carotid artery distensibility are reliable screening methods for vascular alterations and the assessment of cardiovascular risk in adult and pediatric cohorts. We sought to establish an international reference data set for the childhood and adolescence period and explore the impact of developmental changes in body(More)
In patients with systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) late-onset deaths are due to morbid cardiovascular changes (CVCs). Inflammatory and immune-mediated mechanisms are involved in promoting atherosclerosis development in SLE that is reflected in both functional and morphological changes in the cardiovascular system. The aim of our study was to determine the(More)
We aimed to investigate the urinary microalbumin level, which is a sensitive marker of glomerular function for establishing probable renal involvement in early stages of the disease in patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), and to determine the relation between gene mutations of these cases and urinary microalbumin levels. Fifty patients with FMF(More)
Gorham-Stout syndrome, also called "disappearing bone disease, diffuse cystic angiomatosis of bone, disseminated lymphangiomatosis, Gorham's vanishing bone disease, phantom bone disease or idiopathic massive osteolysis, is a rare disease of unknown etiology and pathogenesis. It is characterized by rapidly progressive localized massive osteolysis associated(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to review characteristics of mushrooms and mushroom poisoning and compare clinical picture, laboratory data, treatment modalities and prognostic factors in children with amanita intoxication and non-amanita mushroom poisoning. METHODS We analyzed 39 pediatric patients through 1994-2004, retrospectively from the patient files and(More)
BACKGROUND The objectives of the present trial were to compare the side effects and safety of two intravenous iron preparations (iron-dextran, iron-sucrose) in patients with end stage renal disease. METHODS A total of 60 patients were randomized and assigned to one of two treatment groups (iron-dextran, n = 30; iron-sucrose, n = 30). A standard test dose(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate growth, development and bone mineralization of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS Thirty patients between 4-17 years of age (mean 11.34 +/- 3.88) resistant to therapy were studied. Enrollment began in November 1999 and continued through November 2004 and children with chronic disease were excluded. Data(More)
In this report, the technical details of a new surgical technique are presented for the treatment of chronic recurrent dislocation of the temporomandibular joint. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Two millimeters of skin incision is carried out 2-2.5cm below the articular eminence, and a tunnel is created above the superficial(More)
As cardiovascular factors are the leading cause of mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and as vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in this population, we aimed to examine the effect of oral cholecalciferol on cardiac parameters and biomarkers for endothelial cell activation in children with CKD. Forty-one children with CKD and 24 healthy subjects free of(More)
Moyamoya disease is an obstruction of the internal carotids and of the afferent and efferent channels of Willis polygon, which causes a collateral circulation, responsible for the typical angiographic image of a "puff of smoke" (Moyamoya, in Japanese). Its etiology is unknown, and it might be congenital or acquired. The clinical features are cerebral(More)