Gökhan Ceylan

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PURPOSE Our aim is to determine whether the presence of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (s-TREM-1) of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), serum procalcitonin levels (PCT), and Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score (CPIS) have diagnostic value in children with VAP. METHODS All children followed in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate the correlation of caspofungin E-tests with the prognosis and response to caspofungin therapy of Candida parapsilosis complex bloodstream infections in children hospitalized in a pediatric intensive care unit. METHODS All children who had C. parapsilosis complex bloodstream infections and who were treated with caspofungin(More)
INTRODUCTION Platelets play important roles in airway inflammation and are activated in inflammatory lung diseases, including asthma. AIM We evaluated the mean platelet volume (MPV), used as a marker of platelet activation, in asthmatic patients during asymptomatic periods and exacerbations compared to healthy controls to determine whether MPV can be used(More)
Despite being the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis in children Guillain-Barré syndrome has a low incidence under 18 years old, and is even rarer under the age of 2. Established treatment regimens include intravenous immunoglobulin and plasma exchange in older children and adults. However very limited data are available for the efficacy and(More)
Our aim is to investigate the correlation between the mean platelet volume (MPV) levels and platelet counts of the septic children with 28-day mortality risk. MPV at admission (MPV < sub > adm < /sub > ), MPV at 72 < sup > nd < /sup > hour (MPV < sub > 72h < /sub > ) and the difference between these two parameters (ΔMPV < sub > 72h-adm < /sub > ) and(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to examine microvolt T wave alternans (MTWA) in 24-hour Holter electrocardiography (ECG) of children with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) to assess associations of MTWA with ventricular arrhythmias, ECG parameters, and echocardiographic findings. METHODS Holter ECG records and archive files of 56 repaired TOF patients (62.5% male)(More)
Because of the lack of studies comparing the efficacy and safety of levetiracetam and valproate before the induction of general anesthesia in the treatment of convulsive refractory status epilepticus in children, we aimed to compare the effectiveness of these antiepileptic drugs in patients with convulsive status epilepticus admitted to the Pediatric(More)
BACKGROUND Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are among the most frequent health care-associated infections. Central line bundle (CLB) programs are useful for reducing CLABSIs. METHODS A retrospective study was designed to compare 2 periods: the prebundle and bundle periods. We evaluated the impact of a CLB including implementation(More)