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Mutations in the Connexin 26 (GJB2/Cx26) gene are responsible for more than half of all cases of prelingual non-syndromic recessive deafness in many Caucasian populations. To determine the importance of Cx26 mutations as a cause of deafness in Turks we screened 11 families with prelingual non-syndromic deafness, seven (64%) of which were found to carry the(More)
In this study the hair zinc levels of 115 healthy subjects, 50 girls and 65 boys, between the age groups 0 to 15 years were determined by using atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The hair zinc levels obtained generally agree with those reported in the literature. The hair zinc levels of the subjects were studied as a function of age, sex and color of(More)
The complications of right atrial catheters (RACs) in pediatric oncology patients are unknown for centers in developing countries. This study examined the complications of RACs at Ankara University Medical School, Turkey. A total of 90 RACs were placed in 61 children for long-term chemotherapy with a total experience of 15,536 catheter days. The rate of(More)
Immunophenotyping of peripheral blood lymphocyte subpopulations is essential for the diagnosis and follow-up of children with immunodeficiencies and other immune disorders. The relative size and absolute number distributions (median and 5-95%) of lymphocyte subsets, including cord blood (Coulter, EPICS-XL) were examined by flow cytometry in 190 healthy(More)
Blood (serum, erythrocytes) and hair zinc levels were determined in 60 biopsy-proven pediatric Hodgkin's disease cases at diagnosis. Cellular immunity also was assessed through total lymphocyte counts, E-rosette formation, lymphoproliferative response (LP), and delayed cutaneous hypersensitivity tests to dinitrochlorobenzene, streptokinase-streptodornase,(More)
A decreased fibrinolytic activity due to increased levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 has been shown in deep vein thrombosis patients. Elevated plasma plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels are associated with the 4G allele of a 4G/5G polymorphism located in the promoter region of the plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 gene. Because there is no(More)
A brief summary of the research carried out on the problem of geophagia is reported in this paper. Geophagia was a common finding among Turkish children and women in villages, associated with severe iron deficiency anemia in addition to zinc depletion. The syndrome characterized by geophagia, iron deficiency anemia, growth retardation, hypogonadism and zinc(More)