Gul Serdaroğlu

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In order to investigate the association between IL-1beta -511 C-->T and IL-1 receptor antagonist intron 2 variable tandem repeat polymorphisms, and febrile seizures in children, 90 children (mean age, 19.7 +/- 11.2 months) diagnosed with febrile seizure and 106 healthy controls (mean age, 14.2 +/- 3.6 months) with no seizure or neurologic events were(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlative value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in children with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) for neurodevelopmental outcome. MRI examinations of 89 children (46 males, 43 females) with PVL (median age 4y, range 1 to 14y) were reevaluated. PVL was graded as follows: grade I, unilateral or bilateral areas(More)
Ring chromosome 20 (r[20]) syndrome is characterized by mild to moderate learning disability*, behavioural disorders, epilepsy, and various dysmorphic features. Although still considered rare, r (20) syndrome is being increasingly diagnosed. More than 30 cases have been described in the literature since 1976. Here we report an additional case of a(More)
This study aimed to determine the etiology, treatment protocol and outcome of convulsive status epilepticus (SE) in children. An institutional treatment protocol using benzodiazepines (diazepam and midazolam) was assessed in a retrospective case study. The treatment protocol (Ege Pediatric Status Epilepticus Protocol or EPSEP) was developed based on an(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of gastroesophageal reflux with 24-hour pH monitoring in children with cerebral palsy. In the second part of the study, we started cisapride with the children with documented gastroesophageal reflux and evaluated the efficacy of cisapride with the second 24-hour pH monitoring. This study was performed(More)
Drug-induced osteopenia has been reported in institutionalized children on chronic antiepileptic drug therapy. The aim of this study was to assess longitudinally bone mineral status in pediatric outpatients on antiepileptic drug monotherapy. The study group consisted of 30 ambulatory children on a normal diet: 15 on valproic acid, 11 on carbamazepine, and 4(More)
BACKGROUND Headache Society (IHS) criteria for episodic tension-type headache were included in the present study. Pain characteristics, associated symptoms, and stress-triggering factors were evaluated. Psychiatric and psychosocial evaluations were performed according to DSM-IV criteria. RESULTS Pain was bilateral in 93.7% of patients and bitemporal in(More)
UNLABELLED Migraine is a cause of recurrent headache in childhood. The efficacy of sodium valproate is well known in the prophylactic treatment of adult migraine, but there are few studies involving the drug's effect in pediatric migraine. OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of sodium valproate in the prophylactic treatment of childhood migraine. (More)
Despite being a treatable and preventable zoonosis, brucellosis is still endemic in certain areas of the world. Nervous system involvement is a rare but an important complication of brucellosis in childhood. Neurobrucellosis should be taken into consideration in the differential diagnosis of any kind of neurological signs, particularly in endemic areas. The(More)
Pseudotumor cerebri with or without venous sinus thrombosis is a rare clinical presentation of Behçet disease in childhood. We present here a case of childhood pseudotumor cerebri without a previous diagnosis of Behçet disease. The detailed history and physical examination of the case led to the diagnosis of neuro-Behçet disease. The investigation of(More)