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Association between vitamin D and urinary tract infection in children
Abolfazl Mahyar, Parviz Ayazi, Sara Safari, Reza Dalirani, Amir Javadi, Shiva Esmaeily
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2018;61(3):90-94.   Published online March 19, 2018
Purpose

The present study aimed to determine the relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) level and Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children.

Methods

In this case-control study, 70 children with UTI (case group) were compared with 70 healthy children (control group) in terms of serum 25(OH)D levels. The children were between 1 month and 12 years of age. Serum 25(OH)D levels were measured...

Serum interleukin-1beta and tumor necrosis factor-alpha in febrile seizures: is there a link?
Abolfazl Mahyar, Parviz Ayazi, Reza Orangpour, Mohammad Mahdi Daneshi-Kohan, Mohammad Reza Sarokhani, Amir Javadi, Morteza Habibi, Mousa Talebi-Bakhshayesh
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2014;57(10):440-444.   Published online October 31, 2014
Purpose

Febrile seizures are induced by fever and are the most common type of seizures in children. Although numerous studies have been performed on febrile seizures, their pathophysiology remains unclear. Recent studies have shown that cytokines may play a role in the pathogenesis of febrile seizures. The present study was conducted to identify potential links between serum interleukin-1beta (IL-1β), tumor necrosis...

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