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Although we found lack of a decrease in nocturnal blood pressure, impaired heart rate variability, and diastolic dysfunction in patients with Behcet's disease, we could not demonstrate whether or not this finding has a prognostic value in patients with this disease.
AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the left ventricular (LV) systolic strain by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in order to provide the early detection of myocardial dysfunction in patients with Behcet's disease (BD). We also aimed to examine the relationship between LV systolic strain and N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of clarithromycin treatment in preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in Ureaplasma urealyticum-positive preterm infants. PATIENTS AND METHODS Nasopharyngeal swabs for U urealyticum culture were taken from infants with a birth weight between 750 and 1250 g in the first 3 postnatal days. Infants with a(More)
BACKGROUND Colchicine poisoning is potentially life-threatening. Deaths generally result from hypovolemic shock and cardiovascular collapse or secondary to rapidly progressive multiorgan failure. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to discuss the clinical effects, treatments and outcomes of pediatric colchicine poisoning and highlight the possible(More)
BACKGROUND Slow coronary flow (SCF) in a normal coronary angiogram is a well-recognized clinical entity, but its etiopathogenesis remains unclear. DESIGN The aim of the study was to determine endothelial function in patients with SCF using a flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) technique in the brachial artery. METHODS Coronary flow was quantified using the(More)
The aim of our study was to investigate atrial conduction time in patients with mitral annulus calcification (MAC) using P-wave dispersion (PWD) and electromechanical coupling measured with the surface electrocardiogram and the tissue Doppler echocardiography. Fifty-nine patients with MAC and 43 control subjects underwent resting the surface(More)
BACKGROUND Proadrenomedullin (pro-ADM) for the diagnosis of proven and clinical sepsis in a newborn cohort including preterm newborns has not been investigated. We aimed to investigate the value of pro-ADM as a new marker by comparing it with conventional markers in neonatal sepsis (NS). METHODS Participants were stratified into three groups; proven(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated whether mobile telephones affect the function of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). BACKGROUND It is well known that electromagnetic fields can affect medical devices. METHODS The study included 43 patients with ventricular tachycardia and/or fibrillation treated with transvenous pectoral ICDs. Testing was done(More)
Slow coronary flow (SCF) in a normal-appearing coronary angiogram is a well-recognized clinical entity, but its etiopathogenesis remains unclear. The aim of the study was to evaluate echocardiographic features in patients with SCF. Thirty-four patients with angiographically proven SCF (group I) and 25 patients with normal coronary flow (group II) were(More)