Ayşegul Unuvar

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BACKGROUND NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase1 (NQO1) is a two-electron reductase that detoxifies quinones derived from the oxidation of phenolic metabolites of benzene. Exposure to benzene metabolites increases the risk of hematotoxicity and leukemia. NQO1 enzyme activity protects the cells against metabolites of benzene. C to T base substitution at nucleotide(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has been reported to cause severe morbidity and mortality among cancer patients receiving chemotherapy with or without autologous/allogeneic hematopoetic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). There have been few reports describing the outcome of RSV infection specifically among pediatric oncology patients. METHODS(More)
Infection remains the major cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised children with malignancy. In addition, the economic impact of antibiotic treatment should always be evaluated, especially in developing countries. In our center between January 1998 and January 1999, 73 children with hematological malignancies [acute lymphoblastic leukemia(More)
B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is a common subtype of acute leukemia in children. PAX5 plays a central role in B-cell development and differentiation. In this study, we analyzed PAX5 expression levels, transactivation domain mutations/deletions in B-ALL patients (n=115) and healthy controls (n=10). Relative PAX5 mRNA levels were(More)
Our objective was to characterize the etiologic factors and outcome for stroke in children. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of patients between the ages of 40 days and 94 months (36.5 +/- 23.7 months) with stroke seen at Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of Pediatrics between January 1995 and December 2003. We found 79 cases of stroke: 57 ischemic(More)
Since the first description of infection-associated hemophagocytosis (IAHS), the list of precipitating infectious agents causing hemophagocytic syndrome has grown. A lymphohistiocytic proliferation with hemophagocytosis may develop as a result of macrophage activation, viral or bacterial infection, parasitic infestations, or malignancy. The authors report(More)
The clinical presentation of tuberculosis (TB) and Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) with pulmonary involvement is similar and raises problems of differential diagnosis. It may also be difficult to distinguish TB from relapsed lymphoma. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of HL and pulmonary TB and to discuss differential diagnosis. Medical(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of childhood acute myelocytic leukemia (AML) in first remission, is still evolving. Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in patients with a donor has been well established, but the role of autologous transplantation remains of interest, particularly in the light of some encouraging results in adults. PROCEDURE Out of 81(More)
The development of an inhibitor to transfused factor VIII (FVIII) is a serious treatment-related problem in haemophiliac children. The management of patients with high titre FVIII inhibitors is difficult, and immune tolerance induction (ITI) is the only method available for the eradication of these inhibitors. The results of the ITI regimen used at the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the risk factors for hemangioma-related complications, treatment indications and analyze the outcome of patients with infantile hemangioma. DESIGN Retrospective. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS Fifty-five patients (1-69 months; median: 12 months) with infantile hemangioma with mean follow-up 19 months. The eligibility was(More)