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OBJECTIVE To assess preptin concentrations in pregnant women with and without gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and in the cord blood of their fetuses. STUDY DESIGN In all, 31 pregnant women with GDM and 31 gestational age-matched healthy pregnant subjects participated. Maternal serum and cord blood preptin levels were measured with ELISA. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of lesions of the oral mucosa from birth to two years in Turkish pediatric patients . MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 299 infants from newborn to two years of age were evaluated from the Outpatient Clinics of the Pediatric Department, in the Fatih University Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Vitamin D deficiency is an important health problem in both developed and developing countries. Recent reports on the extraskeletal effects of vitamin D have led to increased interest in prevalence studies on states of deficiency/insufficiency of vitamin D. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of vitamin D deficiency and(More)
BACKGROUND Magnesium, the second most abundant intracellular cation, plays a major role in regulating insulin effect and insulin mediated glucose uptake. It has been shown that serum magnesium levels were negatively correlated with HOMA-IR (homeostasis model of insulin resistance) index. AIM To investigate the relationship between serum magnesium levels(More)
Leptin receptor gene mutations are a very rare cause of severe early-onset obesity. They are also associated with lack of pubertal development and intense hyperphagia. Presented here is a case of a 6-year-old Turkmenian girl with monogenic obesity due to a congenital deficiency of the leptin receptor. She was born from a consanguineous marriage of second(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Vulvovaginitisis the most common gynecological problem of childhood. The aim of the study was to determine and compare clinical and microbiological features of vulvovaginitis in prepubertal and adolescent girls. METHODS In this retrospective study, the records of patients who were diagnosed with vulvovaginitis between January 2005 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate vitamin D status in children with Hashimoto thyroiditis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The study group consisted of 78 children recently diagnosed as Hashimoto thyroiditis and 74 subjects as the control group. Parameters of calcium metabolism, thyroid function tests, and 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels were measured. RESULTS Vitamin(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) denotes an inappropriate secretion of insulin from pancreatic β-cells in the presence of a low blood glucose level due to various genetic causes. Diazoxide is the first-line medical treatment for CHI. In case of failure, a somatostatin analogue called octreotide is used. A prolonged QT interval is an unusual(More)
OBJECTIVE Turner syndrome (TS) is a chromosomal disorder caused by complete or partial X chromosome monosomy that manifests various clinical features depending on the karyotype and on the genetic background of affected girls. This study aimed to systematically investigate the key clinical features of TS in relationship to karyotype in a large pediatric(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined the follicular fluid (FF) and serum levels of irisin in high and poor responders undergoing IVF/ICSI to test whether irisin has a role in the metabolic regulation of energy homeostasis in growing follicle. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty infertile women with PCOS and 20 poor responder participants undergoing controlled ovarian(More)