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AIM The current study aimed to investigate the relationship between serum betatrophin levels and metabolic and anthropometric parameters in obese children. METHOD The study included 40 obese children with a body mass index (BMI) above 95th centile, and 35 non-obese subjects with a BMI 3-85th centile, whose age and gender were similar to those of the(More)
Galectin-1, a recently identified peptide, is primarily released from the adipose tissue. Although galectin-1 was shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect, its specific function is not clearly understood. We aimed to evaluate the relationship of serum galectin-1 levels with clinical and laboratory parameters in childhood obesity. A total of 45 obese(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between zonulin levels and clinical and laboratory parameters of childhood obesity. METHODS The study included obese children with a body mass index (BMI) >95th percentile and healthy children who were of similar age and gender distribution. Clinical (BMI, waist circumferences, mid-arm circumference, triceps(More)
Rabson Mendenhall Syndrome (RMS) is an autosomal recessive disorder due to the mutations in insulin receptor gene (INSR), which is mapped to 19p13.2. RMS is characterized by acanthosis nigricans, generalized lanugo, tooth and nail dysplasia, high nasal bridge and growth retardation. A 5-year-old female patient was referred due to acanthosis nigricans and(More)
Bell's palsy is the most common cause of acquired unilateral facial nerve palsy in childhood. Although the diagnosis depends on the exclusion of less common causes such as infectious, traumatic, malignancy associated and hypertension associated etiologies, pediatricians tend to diagnose idiopatic Bell's palsy whenever a child admits with acquired facial(More)
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