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AIM To analyse the epidemiological and clinical features of children with Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in north-eastern Turkey. METHODS A retrospective study of demographic features and physical and laboratory findings in 21 children with CCHF is described. Clinical course, treatment modalities and outcome were analysed. RESULTS Most patients(More)
Amitraz is used topically in the treatment of demodicosis and other ectoparasitic infestations. Amitraz poisoning in children has been reported in a few cases. We presented 43 cases with amitraz intoxication. Of the patients, 14 had skin exposure. We compared the skin to peroral exposure group considering intoxication findings and outcome. In the peroral(More)
Both aerosolized and intravenous infusion of iloprost caused a significant decrease in mean pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance. Although intravenous infusion caused a large decrease in mean systemic arterial pressure, this was only slightly affected by aerosolized iloprost. Aerosolized iloprost caused a significant decrease in the(More)
Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) overdose is one of the common causes of drug poisoning and it has cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological side effects. An 18-month male infant was admitted to our pediatric emergency service due to poisoning with amitriptyline. The infant was unconscious. Tachycardia, irregular and shallow breathing, and tonic-clonic(More)
The detachable coils have been successfully used for transcatheter occlusion of small- to moderate-sized patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). We report our experience regarding the use of the Nit-Occlud coils (NOCs) for transcatheter PDA and major aortopulmonary collateral (MAPCA) occlusion. Single NOCs were used to close PDA in 26 patients, and one small and(More)
Permanent transfemoral pacing has been described as an alternative route in patients in whom the superior venous approach is not feasible. This report describes the use of the femoral venous approach to insert a permanent pacemaker in a child with Maroteaux Lamy syndrome who has complete atrioventricular block and abnormal subclavian venous anatomy.(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated ventricular noncompaction (IVNC) is a serious cardiomyopathy with a generally poor prognosis. It is characterized by the presence of prominent ventricular myocardial trabeculations and deep intertrabecular recesses, in the absence of other structural heart defects. This cardiomyopathy is usually associated with ventricular dysfunction,(More)
Amiodarone is a potent agent used to treat tachyarrhythmias, which are especially refractory to other medications, in both adults and children. Although widely used as an antiarrhythmic drug, amiodarone causes many serious adverse effects that limit its use. This study investigated the possible morphological and apoptotic effects of amiodarone on rat(More)
Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH) is a rare disease of unknown etiology characterized by recurrent episodes of pulmonary symptoms such as cough, hemoptysis, and dyspnea. Our study consisted of 23 patients: 12 males and 11 females with IPH. The diagnosis was based on history, presence of anemia, and characteristic chest X-ray, and was confirmed by(More)