Ahmet Karadağ

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Although "fetal programming" has been extensively studied in many organs, there is only limited information on pulmonary effects in the offspring following intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). We aimed to determine the effects of nutrient restriction on the lung structure and lung lipid differentiation programs in offspring using an animal mode of(More)
BACKGROUND Ceftriaxone, a third generation cephalosporin, is widely used for treating infection during childhood. The kidneys eliminate approximately 33-67% of this agent, and the remainder is eliminated via the biliary system. Ceftriaxone may bind with calcium ions and form insoluble precipitate leading to biliary pseudolithiasis. The aim of this study was(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate cardiac maturational and haemodynamic alteration in healthy newborns and infants and determine reference values in this period using tissue Doppler, strain, and strain rate echocardiography. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 149 healthy subjects. Babies from 1 day to 3 months were selected from the well-baby nursery(More)
In this study, we aimed to make a comparison between chromosomal effects caused by conventional phototherapy and intensive phototherapy in jaundiced newborns. The study group included 83 newborns with gestation age of > or =35 weeks, and on days 3-10 after birth. Newborns were divided into four groups on the basis of total serum bilirubin (TSB) levels upon(More)
Phototherapy is commonly used in the treatment of hyperbilirubinemia in newborns. No serious side effects related to phototherapy have been observed, but concerns regarding its potential to damage DNA have been expressed, based on animal or cell-culture studies. The aim of this study was to investigate, in neonates with hyperbilirubinemia, the possible(More)
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) increases the risk of respiratory compromise throughout postnatal life. However, the molecular mechanism(s) underlying the respiratory compromise in offspring following IUGR is not known. We hypothesized that IUGR following maternal food restriction (MFR) would affect extracellular matrix deposition in the lung,(More)
Published reports dealing with rotavirus infections in Turkey are very scarce. This study included 1099 consecutive paediatric patients with diarrhoea, who sought care at 3 hospitals in Ankara, Turkey between 1999 and 2002 and were investigated for the presence of rotavirus antigen in faeces. Rotavirus antigen was detected by an immunochromatographic test,(More)
concept that chronic inflammation of foregut structures can be associated with airway inflammation and damage struck a cord with us since we have noted a striking excess of cases of treated hypothyroidism among a population of patients with idiopathic chronic cough 2 and in nonsmoking patients with fixed airflow obstruction. 3 Hypothyroidism is usually due(More)