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Left ventricular dysfunction and subclinical atherosclerosis in children with classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia: a single-center study from Upper Egypt

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"We agree with Dr. Ozkan et al. that minimization of variation or error in carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) measurement is crucial for both research and clinical applications. Technical matters like dynamic range, output and receiver gains, transducer frequency, and number of measurements were taken into consideration while measuring the cIMT of our studied cases; we did not mention these details because of brevity and because they are well known to pediatric cardiologists. All measurements of cIMT of our studied cases were done at end diastole gated by R wave on electrocardiography."

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Kotb Abbass Metwalley, M.D.

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Correspondence to Kotb Abbass Metwalley.

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This is a correspondence to an article which can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00431-015-2677-3

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Metwalley, K.A. Left ventricular dysfunction and subclinical atherosclerosis in children with classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia: a single-center study from Upper Egypt. Eur J Pediatr 175, 415 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-015-2678-2

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Clinical Application
  • Ventricular Dysfunction
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia