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Mutation frequency of Familial Mediterranean Fever and evidence for a high carrier rate in the Turkish population
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is a recessive disorder characterised by episodes of fever and neutrophil-mediated serozal inflammation. The FMF gene (MEFV) was recently identified and four commonExpand
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Acute Renal Failure in the Neonatal Period
Acute renal failure (ARF) is a common problem in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). In most cases, ARF is associated with a primary condition such as sepsis, metabolic diseases, perinatalExpand
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Gabapentin Versus Levodopa for the Treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome in Hemodialysis Patients: An Open‐Label Study
Background. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), a common problem increasing morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients, affects 20–30% of uremic patients. Our aim was to find the efficacy ofExpand
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The role of cytokines in Henoch Schonlein purpura.
Serum levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and interleukin(IL-1) were studied in 20 HSP patients, in the acute phase and after remission, by ELISA technique. Skin biopsies obtained during the acuteExpand
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Diagnostic criteria for polyarteritis nodosa in childhood.
Clinical and laboratory features of 31 children with a diagnosis of polyarteritis nodosa were evaluated retrospectively. All the patients had musculoskeletal involvement, renal involvement, or bothExpand
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Implications of certain genetic polymorphisms in scarring in vesicoureteric reflux: importance of ACE polymorphism.
Polymorphisms of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) have been shown to affect renal prognosis in a number of diseases. We examined the influence of deletion (D) and insertion (I) polymorphism in theExpand
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Molecular basis of hereditary C1q deficiency associated with SLE and IgA nephropathy in a Turkish family.
Two siblings (case 1 and case 2) with homozygous C1q deficiency are described. Both presented with a photosensitive rash, and during follow-up case one developed SLE with nephrotic range proteinuria.Expand
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Renal involvement in polyarteritis nodosa: evaluation of 26 Turkish children
Abstract Renal involvement is common in childhood polyarteritis nodosa (PAN). We report a retrospective analysis of the presentation and clinical course of 26 patients with PAN and renal involvement.Expand
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Acute Renal Failure and Mortality After Open-Heart Surgery in Infants
Acute renal failure (ARF) is a major complication in infants who undergo cardiac surgery. The aim of this investigation was to identify possible risk factors for ARF and mortality in this patientsExpand
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Familial Mediterranean fever and amyloidosis in children
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a disease characterized by recurring and self-limiting attacks of febrile serosal inflammation involving the peritoneum, synovium or pleura (1-5). The fatalExpand
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