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Febrile seizures are the most common form of childhood seizures. The exact mechanism promoting convulsions during a common febrile illness remains unknown, but it is accepted that genetic influences are likely to account for at least some of the cases. Previous studies reported high interleukin-1beta levels in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with(More)
Febrile seizures comprise a common type of pediatric convulsion. Inflammation and genetics may be involved in their pathogenesis. Regarding the role of cytokines (especially interleukin-6) in febrile responses, we performed a case control study of interleukin-6 gene (-174, -572, and -597) single-nucleotide polymorphisms to learn if correlations existed(More)
We present a patient diagnosed with Shapiro syndrome without corpus callosum agenesis. A 4-year-old-girl was admitted to the hospital with complaints of sweating, cooling, and drowsiness that continued during the last week of her admission. Attacks occurred almost daily, and lasted for about 1 hour. All laboratory findings, as well as Holter and(More)
The present study was designed to evaluate neurocognitive functions with endogenous potentials and neurophysiologic tests in patients with centrotemporal spikes who were not on any medication. Of the patients, 85.7% had seizures, 9.5% had pavor nocturnes, and 4.8% had atypical headache. The patients, especially who had atypical seizures or left-sided(More)
Some experimental studies suggested that there may be a bone formation defect rather than a disorder in bone resorption in patients NF1. The aim of this study was to determine bone mineral density (BMD) with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and investigate specific bone formation and bone resorption and bone turnover markers in children with NF1.(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of a 14-week swimming training program on the competence, problem behaviour, and body awareness in 13 children with cerebral palsy aged 5 to 10 years, compared with 10 subjects in a comparison group. Both of the groups continued a traditional rehabilitation program. The outcome measures were Child Behaviour(More)
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis can occur secondarily to excessive potassium loss. Thyrotoxicosis, diuretic ingestions, hyperaldosteronism, barium poisoning, Gitelman syndrome, and Bartter syndrome are among the disorders causing secondary hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Clinical presentation of Bartter syndrome with hypokalemic periodic paralysis is rare. A(More)
BACKGROUND Children with β-thalassemia major (β-TM) have multiple risk factors for developing cognitive impairment. The aim of the present study was to evaluate cognitive function in patients with β-TM. METHODS Twenty children with β-TM were enrolled into the study and were compared with a control group consisting of 21 healthy children. All participants(More)
The purpose of this experimental study was to evaluate possible upgrading effects of systemic creatine monohydrate administration on the reinnervation of denervated muscle. At the same time, the protective effect of the agent on denervated muscle until ultimate reinnervation after nerve repair was quantified. The functional outcome of muscle reinnervation(More)
Melatonin, a major photoperiod-dependent hormone, regulates circadian rhythms and biological rhythms and acts as a prominent sleep promoter. Symptoms related to hypermelatoninemia have been reported in individuals supplemented with melatonin. However, spontaneous endogenous hypermelatoninemia has not been reported previously. A 6-year-old girl previously(More)