Gamze Gokalp

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OBJECTIVE To analyze the change in quality indicators due to the use of high-flow nasal cannula therapy as a non-invasive ventilation method in children with respiratory distress/failure in a non-invasive ventilation device-free pediatric intensive care unit. METHODS Retrospective chart review of children with respiratory distress/failure admitted 1 year(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic significance of microalbuminuria in critically ill children. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING PICU of a teaching hospital. PATIENTS Admitted critically ill children. INTERVENTIONS The urine albumin-creatinine ratio was measured at admission and at 24 hours. Pediatric Risk of Mortality, Pediatric Index of(More)
Oral methanol intoxication is common, but dermal intoxication is rare. We report a previously healthy 19-month-old female infant admitted to the emergency department (ED) with vomiting and tonic-clonic seizure. On physical examination, she was comatose and presented signs of decompensated shock with Kussmaul breathing. Her left thigh was edematous, with(More)
OBJECTIVE Suicide attempts (SAs) in the paediatric age group represent an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Our aim was to examine the factors affecting the decision to hospitalize children with a diagnosis of non-fatal SA by pills. METHODS Children <18 years of age admitted with SA by pills during 2014 were evaluated retrospectively. Patients(More)