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BACKGROUND Diurnal variation of height is largely ignored in the assessment of growth in children. Diurnal decrease in stature may effect the reliability of height measurement. In this study, the degree of differences in daily height measurement were evaluated. METHODS A total of 478 children, aged 3-15 years (mean age 9.9 +/- 2.3 years) were enrolled in(More)
Between September 2004 and December 2005 a prospective study was conducted to understand the epidemiology of rotavirus infection among children with diarrhea attending two hospitals in Ankara, Turkey. Rotavirus was detected in 39.7% of the 322 stool samples and affected mainly children in the age group of 6-23 months. More than 70% and 39% of these cases(More)
Zinc is an essential trace element which affects growth by promoting DNA and RNA synthesis and cell division. Zinc deficiency causes growth retardation and its frequency is high in developing countries. It could contribute to the effect of growth hormone (GH) treatment in GH deficient children. In this study, we investigated zinc deficiency in GH children.(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the antioxidative Cu/Zn-SOD (superoxide dismutase) response to obesity-related stress in obese children compared to a similar-aged control group. Forty-eight exogenic obese children and 11 healthy children were compared for red cell Cu/Zn-SOD, glucose, and lipid profiles and the relations between them were investigated.(More)
Chronic low-dose exogenous steroid therapy in children can result in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction. However, the development of Cushing syndrome from topical steroid therapy is unusual. A 9-month-old girl with a diagnosis of Cushing syndrome caused by long-term topical clobetasol propionate application was evaluated. The patient was found(More)
Fanconi-Bickel syndrome is a rare inherited disorder of carbohydrate metabolism. The disease is characterized by the association of a massive hepatomegaly due to glycogen accumulation, severe hypophosphatemic rickets and marked growth retardation due to proximal renal tubular dysfunction. Fanconi-Bickel syndrome is a single gene disease and is caused by(More)
Nutritional rickets is re-emerging as a significant health problem among children. We determined the frequency of nutritional rickets and vitamin D deficiency among hospitalized children and the effective factors. During a one-year period, 305 hospitalized children (ages between 0 to 3 years) were evaluated for clinical and biochemical markers of vitamin D(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is the most common cause of hepatitis in childhood and an important public health problem. The objective of the present study was to determine the seroprevalence of hepatitis A and patient demographics in children between 1 and 15 years old who were admitted to a pediatric outpatient clinic in Ankara, Turkey. METHODS(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of S. boulardii in diarrhea associated with commonly used antibiotics such as sulbactam-ampicillin (SAM) and azithromycin (AZT). Four hundred and sixty-six patients were assigned to four different groups as follows: group 1:117 patients receiving SAM alone; group 2:117 patients receiving SAM and S.(More)
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that pertussis remains one of the least well-controlled vaccine-preventable diseases. It is supposed that the incidence of reported pertussis among adolescents, adults, and young infants has increased over the past decade. The aim of this study is to evaluate recent epidemiological data on pertussis in Turkey by(More)