Bilal Yildiz

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BACKGROUND Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) may end fatally or leave serious sequelae. CSE treatment, invariably an emergency case, is based upon i.v. benzodiazepines as well as phenytoin, barbiturates or both. The present paper reports efficiency of lidocaine in CSE. METHODS The effects of lidocaine on patients with CSE due to infectious and(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanisms of compensatory renal growth (CRG) still remain a mystery. Various growth factors, including growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) have been implicated in different forms of CRG. AIMS To investigate the serum levels of IGF-1, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF - role in vascular remodelling), matrix(More)
Background. Sepsis is an important cause of mortality in newborns. However, a single reliable marker is not available for the diagnosis of neonatal late-onset sepsis (NLS). The aim of this study is to evaluate the value of serum amyloid A (SAA) and procalcitonin (PCT) in the diagnosis and follow-up of NLS. Methods. 36 septic and healthy newborns were(More)
BACKGROUND Sepsis is an important cause of mortality in newborns. However, a single reliable marker is not available for the diagnosis of neonatal late-onset sepsis (NLS). The aim of this study is to evaluate the value of serum amyloid A (SAA) and procalcitonin (PCT) in the diagnosis and follow-up of NLS. METHODS 36 septic and healthy newborns were(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate diagnosis and early treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI) are important because of its association with renal scarring (RS). AIMS To investigate the serum levels of fibronectin, high sensitive CRP (Hs-CRP), urinary fibronectin, and beta-2 microglobulin (beta2MG) levels in patients with UTI and relationship of these parameters(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS Soluble-lymphocyte subsets (sCD19 + CD23+ B cells and sCD4 + CD25+ T cells), soluble-adhesion molecules (sE-selectin) and interleukin-12 (sIL-12) were assayed to evaluate the pathogenesis of steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome in 48 patients diagnosed with steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) in active (AS) and remission(More)
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a common systemic vasculitis of childhood, and may affect the kidney. Endothelial cell dysfunction and fibrosis is an important part of HSP vasculitis and may account for renal involvement in HSP. Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 enhances the cytokine-induced expression of adhesion molecules in endothelial cells (EC).(More)
A 16-month-old boy was admitted to the clinic because of vomiting and growth failure. His weight and height measurements were under the fifth percentile. He had fair hair and skin, enlarged wrists and rachitic rosaries. The presence of metabolic alkalosis, hypokalemia, hypochloremia, and high renin and aldosterone levels were suggestive of Bartter syndrome.(More)
Sirs, We read with interest the article by Shepherd et al. [1], entitled “Hemolytic uremic syndrome associated with group A beta hemolytic streptococcus.” The authors reported a 9-year-old white male who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) with group A beta hemolytic streptococcus-positive diarrhea. We would like to report a similar case of group A(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the resistance of antibiotics for complicated urinary tract infection (UTI), including urinary tract anomaly (UTA), for empirical antibiotic therapy of complicated UTI. METHODS Four hundred and twenty urine isolates were obtained from 113 patients with recurrent UTI, who used prophylactic antibiotics between February 1999 and(More)