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Acute rheumatic fever in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey: a 30-year experience in a single center.

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Source
Eur J Pediatr. 2012 Feb;171(2):361-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-2012
Author
Utku Arman Orün
Ozben Ceylan
Meki Bilici
Selmin Karademir
Burhan Ocal
Filiz Senocak
Senem Ozgür
Vehbi Dogan
Osman Yilmaz
Mahmut Keskin
Author Affiliation
Pediatric Cardiology Department, Dr. Sami Ulus Children's Hospital, Babur Street, 44(06080) Altindag, Ankara, Turkey.
Source
Eur J Pediatr. 2012 Feb;171(2):361-8
Date
Feb-2012
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Age Distribution
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Humans
Incidence
Male
Retrospective Studies
Rheumatic Fever - complications - diagnosis - epidemiology
Turkey - epidemiology
Abstract
The study was carried out in Dr. Sami Ulus Children's Hospital to investigate and to compare the incidence and findings of acute rheumatic fever patients (ARF) seen in the past 30 years. The medical records of 1,115 patients with ARF admitted to Dr. Sami Ulus Children's Hospital Department of Pediatric Cardiology during 1980-2009 were retrospectively analyzed. Twenty-one percent of those patients were admitted between 1980 and 1989, 44.6% between 1990 and 1999, and 34.2% between 2000 and 2009. The highest incidence was detected in the second decade with a rate of 60.0:100,000. Male/female ratio was 1:18. The age of patients ranged between 2 and 15 years. Carditis was detected in 64.7% of patients, arthritis in 59.1%, and chorea in 14.1%. Mitral regurgitation was the most common echocardiographic finding. Heart failure was detected in 13.8%. Recurrent attacks occurred in 8.1% of patients. The median follow-up was 6.8 years (range, 1.2-10.5 years). The prevalence of chronic rheumatic valvular disease was 58%. Mortality rate was 0.8%.
Although the incidence of ARF has decreased in the last decade, it still continues to be an important public health problem in Turkish pediatric population.
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Congenital Right Pulmonary Artery Agenesis with Atrial Septal Defect and Pulmonary Hypertension.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature101359
Source
Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Jul 31;
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-31-2011
Author
Utku Arman Orun
Osman Yilmaz
Meki Bilici
Selmin Karademir
Cigdem Uner
Filiz Senocak
Vehbi Dogan
Author Affiliation
Departments of Pediatric Cardiology Radiology, Dr. Sami Ulus Pediatric Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical Faculty, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Source
Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Jul 31;
Date
Jul-31-2011
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
Unilateral pulmonary artery agenesis is a rare congenital anomaly caused by a backward displacement of the conical artery of the truncus arteriosus. It is commonly associated with additional cardiovascular abnormalities. A 7-year-old girl was admitted to our clinic with the complaint of shortness of breath upon exertion. Chest radiography revealed a hypoplastic right lung. Absence of the right pulmonary artery with atrial septal defect and pulmonary hypertension was demonstrated by echocardiography, computed tomography, and cardiac catheterization. Bosentan is effectively used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.
PubMed ID
21801314 View in PubMed
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