Derya Buyukkayhan

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Low birth-weight is known to be associated with an increase in cardiovascular risk similar to that seen with major environmental risk factors, such as cigarette smoking or hypertension. Much epidemiological evidence has linked low birth-weight with hypertriglyceridaemia. METHOD We measured aortic wall thickness by ultrasonography and(More)
UNLABELLED Both intravenous administration of immunoglobulin (IVIG) and exchange transfusion (ET) have been used for treatment of neonatal sepsis. No studies have compared ET with IVIG in neonates. AIM The aim of the study was to investigate serial IgG and IgM serum levels in two groups of septic infants treated with either IVIG or ET as adjuvant therapy.(More)
Pompe's disease is a glycogen storage disease (type II) characterized by inherited autosomal recessive transmission. A 4 month-old girl presented with rapid disease progression, exhibiting severe hypotonia, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, progressing to respiratory failure by the age of 9 months. Despite its low incidence, infantile Pompe's disease is(More)
AIM To assess the effect of antenatal betamethasone use on adrenal gland size and adrenal hormones in preterm neonates who had gestational ages of 27-36 weeks. INFANTS AND METHODS Sixty-six neonates divided into two groups: betamethasone group, whose mothers received betamethasone 12 mg two times 24 h apart, and no betamethasone group, whose mothers did(More)
Cutis laxa is an uncommon entity characterized by laxity of the skin, which hangs in loose folds, producing an appearance of premature aging. It can be subdivided into congenital and acquired forms. Genetic forms of cutis laxa include at least three forms of recessive disease, an X-linked form also termed occipital horn syndrome and an autosomal dominant(More)
Hypertrichosis in a newborn girl infant of a diabetic mother with congenital hypothyroidism is reported. Both neonatal hyperinsulism and increased testosterone levels were documented. The hypertrichosis resolved after 3 months' of thyroxine replacement treatment. The possible causal association between hypothyroidism, and hypertrichosis has not been(More)
Chylothorax is defined as the accumulation of lymphatic fluid or chyle in the pleural space. Chylothorax treatment is composed of conservative; pleural drainage, termination of enteral feeding, total parenteral nutrition and supplementation with medium- chain triglycerides and surgical therapies; ductus thoracicus ligation, pleuroperitoneal shunts or(More)
1.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Goztepe Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey 2.Department of Pediatrics, Goztepe Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey 3.Department of Dermatology, Goztepe Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul Medeniyet University,(More)