Gonca Handan Ustundag

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AIM The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of the synbiotic Bifidobacterium lactis B94 plus inulin addition to the standard triple therapy on Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection eradication rates. METHODS Children aged 6-16 years who had biopsy proven H. pylori infection were randomly classified into two groups. The first group received(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to investigate the colostral H. pylori-specific IgA content in a sample of the female population in Turkey where a high endemicity for H. pylori has always been reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and sixty-one pregnant women with positive serum H. pylori IgG antibody at the time of the last trimester were enrolled into(More)
Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection is usually mild course and self-limited. Parapneumonic effusion is not a common feature of M. pneumoniae. The treatment of parapneumonic effusion is macrolides and chest tube with adequate pleural drainage. We report here on a child with M. pneumoniae infection complicated by massive parapneumonic effusion. Protracted course(More)
Objectives. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of coeliac disease on cardiac function in children using conventional transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and tissue Doppler echocardiography (TDE). Methods. Coeliac disease patients were evaluated in two different groups based on serum endomysial antibody (EmA) titers (EmA (+) and EmA (-)),(More)
Mumps is one of the common causes of childhood aseptic meningitis and encephalitis. Although central nervous system involvement is a common manifestation, hydrocephalus is a very rare complication of mumps, with just a few cases reported in the literature to date. Here we report on an 8-year-old boy with acute tetraventricular hydrocephalus caused by mumps(More)
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