Rukiye Eker Omeroğlu

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Substance misuse among street children is a significant problem in developing countries. Volatile substances are the most abused agents. According to case reports, chronic renal diseases are common among substance-abusing street children. In this study, we examined the renal findings of 42 volatile substance-abusing street children and compared them with(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess early atherosclerosis using B-mode imaging of the carotid artery in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and to evaluate the relationship between various risk factors and intimal plus medial thickness (IMT) in this population. METHODS Fifty-two children and adolescents (aged 3-18 years) with uncomplicated T1DM(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a variant of systemic venous return which is observed in 0.3% of autopsies in the general population and in 4-8% of patients with congenital heart disease. AIMS To evaluate associated cardiac, extracardiac and chromosomal anomalies in prenatally diagnosed cases of PLSVC and to review their outcome.(More)
BACKGROUND Down's syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosomal abnormality due to a trisomy of chromosome 21 commonly associated with congenital heart defects (CHDs). This study aimed to evaluate the frequency and types of CHD patterns in Turkish children with DS. METHOD The data relate to paediatric patients with DS who underwent cardiologic screening(More)
OBJECTIVES Duchenne-type muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked recessive inherited disease affecting mainly the skeletal and cardiac muscles. We aimed to seek associations between the incidence of ventricular arrhythmias and corrected QT (QTc) dispersion and its component, corrected JT (JTc) dispersion in patients with DMD. STUDY DESIGN The study(More)
Strokes, cardiac or noncardiac, generally affect the elderly and only occasionally occur in children. A tendency to stroke occurs in cyanotic congenital heart disease; however, this report describes two female patients, aged 6 years and 4 years, who had no cyanotic disease. The first patient was admitted to the hospital after the first stroke but suffered a(More)
Fish oil has a cardioprotective effect in adults with ischemic heart disease. The authors examined the effects of fish oil in children with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Eighteen DCM patients (group I) and 12 healthy children (group III) were given fish oil (10 mL/d). Their cardiac findings were compared with those of 11 patients with DCM who did(More)
AIM We evaluated ambulatory patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy from the cardiovascular standpoint and studied the correlation between the results of electrocardiographic (ECG) findings, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), troponin T and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels and patients' North Star Ambulatory Assessment(More)
Pericardial effusions and cardiac tamponade are rare and severe complications of leukemia. They often develop during the radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or infections in the course of leukemia. However, some cases present with pericardial effusion and tamponade. We report a three-year-old girl who was admitted with cardiac tamponade and needed urgent(More)