Nurdan Yildiz

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OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of acute peritoneal dialysis (PD) and clinical outcomes in neonates with acute kidney injury (AKI) and hypernatremic dehydration. ♢ METHODS The medical records of 15 neonates with AKI and hypernatremic dehydration who were treated with acute PD were reviewed. The diagnoses were AKI with hypernatremic dehydration(More)
The correlations between ambulatory blood pressure measurements (ABPM) and serum cystatin C (Cys C), serum creatinine (Cr), microalbumin (MA), and β2-microglobulin (β2-MG) levels in 24 h (24-h) urine were analyzed in children with solitary kidney (SK) and compared to healthy children. Fifty children with normal functioning SK and 25 controls were studied.(More)
Two cases with macroscopic hematuria as complication of acute mumps infection is reported. The patients have neither been vaccinated against mumps nor had mumps infection earlier. Macroscopic hematuria resolved spontaneously and renal functions did not deteriorate in both the patients. Although mumps has a benign course, mild and rarely severe renal(More)
Human paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is a serum enzyme related to high-density lipoprotein which has a major role in preventing oxidative modification of low-density lipoprotein. Due to its amino acid substitution PON1 has two genetic polymorphisms. These polymorphisms are characterized by the location of glutamine (A genotype) and arginine (B genotype) at position(More)
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is considered as the most common form of renal replacement therapy for newborns including preterms with acute kidney injury (AKI). Although there are several reports describing successful PD performed for AKI in preterm infants, there is no data describing the use of PD to treat AKI in preterm newborns with congenital diaphragmatic(More)
BACKGROUND The peritoneal equilibration test (PET) is recommended in paediatric peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients to assist prescription management. Despite contradictory reports, high transporter status is associated with reduced survival rate in adults. Since cardiac disease is one of the main causes of mortality in paediatric PD patients, we aimed to(More)
Invasive aspergillosis caused by A. Fumigatus, almost occurs in immunocompromised hosts and has a poor prognosis. We report a case of invasive Aspergillosis in a 15-year-old boy with ESRD. He was initially diagnosed as lobar pneumonia and peritonitis. When he complained for lower extremity weakness and had convulsions, a solid mass originated from right(More)
OBJECTIVE Osteopontin (OPN) is a multi-functional secreted glycoprotein that plays a crucial role in glucose metabolism and inflammatory process. Growing evidence suggests that there is a link between OPN and ovarian function. However, no such link has yet been found for OPN in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Our aim was to ascertain whether circulating(More)
The severity and duration of immunosuppression caused by corticosteroids (CSs) usage have not been extensively studied. We aimed to investigate the effects of CSs on the various compartments of immune system in relation to timing of initiation and persistence of therapy. Pediatric patients with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (NS) treated with 2 mg/kg/day(More)
Purpose/Aim of the study: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the interaction between Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and obesity, to reveal whether there is a correlation between the testosterone levels and body-mass index (BMI) levels and the dry-eye complaints of these patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS The(More)