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The metal accumulation levels for muscle, skin, gill, liver and intestine tissues of some Cyprinidae species (Carassius carassius, Condrostoma nasus, Leuciscus cephalus and Alburnus alburnus) in Enne Dame Lake (Kütahya/Turkey), which is mostly fed by hot spring waters, were investigated. Analyses were performed for copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn),(More)
AIM This prospective study aimed to investigate the diagnostic value of serum procalcitonin levels in children with acute pyelonephritis documented by Tc-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scintigraphy. METHODS We compared the symptoms and laboratory findings of fever, vomiting, abdominal/flank pain, leukocyte count, serum C-reactive protein and procalcitonin(More)
UNLABELLED Mutations of the Mediterranean fever (MEFV) gene, which encodes pyrin protein, leads to familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) and a connection between MEFV mutations and rheumatic diseases has been suggested. The aim of this study was to explore the frequency and clinical significance of MEFV mutations in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis(More)
The methodologies to diagnose hypercalciuria have not yet been standardized. The aims of this study were to assess the correlation between urinary calcium/creatinine ratio (UCa/Cr) > or = 0.21 (mg/mg) and 24 h urinary calcium excretions and to determine the reference values of the UCa/Cr ratio among a large population of schoolchildren in southern Turkey.(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular (CV) disease remains the most common cause of mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 43 pediatric patients with CKD were divided into two groups according to their estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR): groups 1 and 2 (eGR; 29-75 and 15-29 mL/min/1.73 m(2), respectively). M - mode,(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) has been reported more frequently in patients presenting with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) than in the general population. But, there is no clear knowledge about MEFV mutations in patients with HSP. We investigated the prevalence of MEFV mutations in children with HSP and without FMF whether these mutations have any(More)
Fifty-three marsh frogs, Rana ridibunda, that were collected during the period from 1998 to 2004 from 4 different regions of Turkey and variable extended localities, were examined for helminths. As a result of our study 16 species of metazoan parasites were found. These included 9 Digenea, 4 Nematoda, 2 Acanthocephala and 1 Hirudinea. Pleurogenoides stromi,(More)
In infants with ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO), the risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) is unknown, and there is a lack of prospective studies showing definitive evidence regarding the benefits and necessity of antibiotic prophylaxis. The aim of this study was to assess the risk of UTI in infants with UPJO and to determine whether the risk(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the semen variables and hormone profiles in kidney transplanted male adolescents. Eight post-pubertal male patients who underwent successful renal tx during the peripubertal period and who had ESRD during childhood were enrolled in the study. Patients who underwent tx before 14 yr old (group I) and patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated magnesium excretion and rate of hypomagnesemia in pediatric renal transplant recipients. METHOD The medical records of 114 pediatric renal transplant recipients were retrospectively evaluated. After exclusion of 23 patients, 91 patients were included in the study. We recorded serum magnesium levels at the time of measurement of(More)