Ayşe Serdaroğlu

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The main goal of this study was to evaluate knowledge of, perceptions of, and attitudes toward epilepsy and then to correlate knowledge with quality of life and stigmatization of children with epilepsy and their families. Specific questionnaires were administered to children aged 8 to 17 with epilepsy (n=220) and their parents (n=313). Poor school(More)
Nitric oxide is formed in skeletal muscle by the neuronal type nitric oxide synthase and the signalling function of dystrophin and related compounds are in part mediated by nitric oxide. Duchenne muscular dystrophy, mdx mice and patients with Becker dystrophy demonstrated neuronal type nitric oxide synthase deficiency in muscle biopsy specimens. We have(More)
Methylphenidate is commonly believed to lower seizure threshold. The safe use of methylphenidate has not been clarified in patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and concomitant active seizure or electroencephalographic (EEG) abnormalities. Patients with ADHD and active seizures (n = 57) and patients with ADHD and EEG abnormalities (n(More)
Epilepsy is one of the most common serious chronic brain disorders of childhood and carries a strong social stigma. It has been generally accepted that educational programs can be beneficial in reducing the stigma of a number of chronic diseases such as epilepsy. In this article, we describe the first Turkish survey of primary school students' knowledge of(More)
BACKGROUND Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is the most common demyelinating disorder of childhood. Its clinical features, prognosis and treatment vary in different reports. OBJECTIVES To examine a series of children with ADEM for clinical findings, course, recurrences, and possible variables affecting outcome. METHODS Multicentric data(More)
Fucosidosis is a rare, autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disease in which fucose-containing glycolipids, glycoproteins, and oligosaccharides accumulate in tissues as a consequence of α-l-fucosidase enzyme deficiency. We present the MR imaging findings of diffuse white-matter hyperintensity and pallidal curvilinear streak hyperintensity in a 6-year-old(More)
OBJECTIVE Accessory auricular anomaly is a small elevation of skin containing a bar of elastic cartilage localized most commonly just anterior to the tragus or ascending crus of the helix. The anomaly may exist isolated or may be associated with other congenital anomalies of the first arch. The purpose in this study is to detect prevalence of accessory(More)
We report the clinical laboratory, electroencephalography (EEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) findings in a 15 year-old euthyroid girl with autoimmune thyroiditis and encephalopathy. She had stupor, coma and generalized tonic clonic seizure preceded by tremor and myoclonus with a previous(More)
This study evaluated the effects of oxcarbazepine monotherapy on bone turnover in prepubertal and pubertal children. Thirty-four newly diagnosed pediatric patients with normal bone mineral density, serum biochemical markers of bone formation, and hormonal markers participated. Levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D were significantly decreased after therapy compared(More)
AIM To assess the effect of anticonvulsant treatment on plasma homocysteine level and lipoprotein (a) in epileptic children. METHODS Plasma total homocysteine, folate, vitamin B12 and lipoprotein (a) concentrations were measured in 111 epilectic children taking anticonvulsant drugs for longer than 12 mo. Forty-six healthy, sex- and age-matched children(More)