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Varicella can cause complications that are potentially serious and require hospitalization. Our current understanding of the causes and incidence of varicella-related hospitalization in Turkey is limited and sufficiently accurate epidemiological and economical information is lacking. The aim of this study was to estimate the annual incidence of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate atrial electromechanical coupling obtained by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI), left and right ventricular diastolic functions, and left atrial (LA) mechanical functions in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM-1). METHODS A total of 43 patients with DM-1 (age 19.6 +/- 6.8 years) and 42 age- and(More)
BACKGROUND In countries like Turkey where smoking is highly prevalent, children's exposure to tobacco smoke is an important public health problem. The goals of this study were to determine the self-reported environmental tobacco smoke exposure status of primary school students in grades 3 to 5, to verify self-reported exposure levels with data provided from(More)
OBJECTIVES To report a sandfly fever virus (SFV) outbreak that occurred in Kahramanmaras Province, Turkey. METHODS We investigated the cases of 40 patients with a history of sandfly bites and with clinical findings, who were referred to our emergency service between July and August 2010. Serum samples of 19 patients were selected and analyzed using a(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between plasma visfatin, insulin resistance, lipid profile and anthropometric measurements in obese children. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Plasma levels of visfatin, insulin, glucose, lipid profile and anthropometric indices were determined in 30 obese children and compared with those in 30(More)
Hepatitis A infections are influenced by environmental and socioeconomic factors. Epidemiologic studies regarding hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection in Turkey have not previously examined these factors. We investigated HAV seroprevalence and its association with sociodemographic factors among children of various ages in the Eastern Mediterranean region of(More)
Thalassemias and sickle cell anemia (SCA) are common disease in Turkey. To determine the prevalence of beta-thalassemia and SCA traits in Konya urban area of Turkey, all couples applied for marriage procedures were screened. Screening tests included complete blood count and quantitation of hemoglobin for both partners. The subjects were considered to have(More)
AIMS To define which echocardiographic parameters are related to the degree of functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) and to establish their relationship with clinical status, plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels, and prognosis in patients with non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NICMP). METHODS AND RESULTS Ninety patients (mean age: 50 ± 14,(More)
Rubella is usually encountered as a mild viral illness in children and complications are not common. We reported rubella encephalitis in the atypical course of rubella without rash in a 9-year-old boy. He was admitted with a headache, fever, loss of consciousness and bilateral retroauricular lymphadenopathy. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination showed(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the possible relationships between plasma bilirubin levels and concentrations of nitric oxide (NO), malondialdehyde (MDA), and erythrocyte antioxidant enzyme activities in newborn infants with hyperbilirubinemia. METHODS Thirty term (gestational age > or = 37 weeks) newborn infants with indirect hyperbilirubinemia aged less than(More)