Gulsan Yavuz

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The complications of right atrial catheters (RACs) in pediatric oncology patients are unknown for centers in developing countries. This study examined the complications of RACs at Ankara University Medical School, Turkey. A total of 90 RACs were placed in 61 children for long-term chemotherapy with a total experience of 15,536 catheter days. The rate of(More)
Obstructive jaundice is an unusual manifestation of non-Hodgkin lymphomas in children. Although surgical drainage is one of the initial treatment choices in some cases, usually lymphomatous masses rapidly response to chemotherapy and jaundice decreases due to regression of the mass, without any surgical procedure. The authors report the case of a(More)
Serum levels and leukemic cell-tumor tissue expression of intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1/CD 54) were detected in 54 children with acute leukemia and malignant lymphoma. Serum samples were obtained from all patients before treatment and after cessation of the therapy from malignant lymphoma cases and during remission from leukemic patients. Twelve(More)
Eighty-one Turkish children with Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) were observed during a period of 24 years (1968-1992). The diagnosis was established histologically according to WHO criteria. BL represented 48.5% of NHL in this series. The median age of patients was 5 years with a sex (M/F) ratio of 2.3/1. The most common primary site of tumor involvement at(More)
Seventy-two Turkish children with Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) observed during a period of 22 years (1968-1990) have been analysed retrospectively. The diagnosis was established histologically according to WHO criteria. BL represented 50% of NHL in this series. The patients were staged according to Ziegler's system. The median age of patients was 5.5 years with(More)
Neutropenic pediatric patients with solid tumors and malignant lymphomas were treated with recombinant granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (rh-GM-CSF). Eleven patients, including seven lympho-reticular malignancies, two Ewing's sarcoma and one patient in each group with the diagnosis of nasopharyngeal rhabdomyosarcoma, malignant mesenchymal(More)
A very unusual clinical presentation of Hodgkin disease with immune thrombocytopenia and autoimmune hemolytic anemia is reported. A 6.5-year-old boy presented with thrombocytopenia, Coombs' positive hemolytic anemia, and multiple small posterior cervical lymph nodes. After a course of high-dose methylprednisolone therapy with a diagnosis of Evans syndrome,(More)
Advanced intraocular tumors and metastatic disease in retinoblastoma patients still occur frequently in developing countries. The aim of this retrospective study was to describe the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of patients with retinoblastoma and the effects of these features on disease prognosis in the authors' pediatric oncology unit as a(More)
BACKGROUND Fungal infection represents a growing problem in children with hematologic malignancies. During chemotherapy induced neutropenia, colonization with fungi is considered a major risk factor for subsequent fungal infection. The rates and risk factors for mycotic infections in pediatric oncology patients is undetermined, particularly for centers in(More)