Hüseyin Altunhan

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Additional congenital anomalies have often been found in patients with orofacial clefts. We wanted to find out the incidence and type of congenital malformations that may accompany cleft palate (CP) and cleft lip and palate (CLP) in babies born in the Konya region. A total of 121 newborn babies with CP or CLP were prospectively included in the study, and(More)
Neonatal hemochromatosis (NH) is a rare disease of iron metabolism that starts at intrauterine period causing liver failure and extrahepatic siderozis. The etiology of NH has not been understood exactly, yet it is accepted that a maternofetal alloimmune disorder that leads to liver failure in fetus causes the illness. The prognosis of NH is generally bad(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of congenital hearing loss (CHL) in healthy newborn infants in Konya, Turkey. METHODS A total of 43,503 healthy neonates born at Doctor Faruk Sükan Obstetrics and Children's Hospital between the years of 2006 and 2011 were evaluated, prospectively. Hearing screening test was carried out using Transient Evoked(More)
BACKGROUND Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neuro-developmental disorders of childhood and adolescence. Studies focusing on the relationship of infectious agents and ADHD are scarce. It is also known that cerebellar injury may lead to hyperactive behavior. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between viral(More)
Freeman Sheldon syndrome (FSS) is a rare, multiple congenital contracture syndrome that is relatively well-known, since affected children have a striking appearance. This entity was historically referred to as the "whistling-face syndrome". Malignant hyperthermia and hyperpyrexia have been documented in FSS after general anesthesia related to the(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of two different catheterization techniques of exchange transfusion (ET) used in the therapy of newborn jaundice: fully automated two-way ET technique and the classical one-way ET. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included babies at gestational age of >34 weeks. In total, 107 ETs(More)
Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) resulting from deficient production of thyroid hormone is one of the most commonly encountered diseases in pediatric endocrinology. Thyroid hormones play a crucial role in normal cerebral and growth maturation. These harmful effects on the cerebral and growth maturation can be prevented by early diagnosis and sufficient(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to compare the cost-effectiveness and efficacy of nebulizer recombinant human DNase (rhDNase) and hypertonic saline (HS) as monotherapy and combined treatment in neonatal atelectasis. METHODS Eighty-seven newborns with persistent atelectasis who did not respond to traditional treatment were studied(More)
Genital tuberculosis is a major cause of infertility in countries where tuberculosis is endemic. With recent advances in assisted reproductive technology, women with tuberculous endometritis may become pregnant and ultimately have children with congenital tuberculosis. In vitro fertilisation represents a useful treatment for infertility. Congenital(More)