Halil İbrahim Yakut

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OBJECTIVE ADAMTS-1 is a matrix metalloproteinase which cleaves versican in the cumulus oocyte complex under the effect of luteinizing hormone surge in the periovulatory period. Altered levels may have a role in the pathogenesis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). We aimed to determine the serum versican and ADAMTS-1 (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase(More)
Hydrogen peroxide solutions are often used in daily life as a household disinfectant and in cosmetic products and are therefore a common source of intentional poisonings, especially for children. When ingested in small amounts, it may cause severe central nervous system damage as a result of arterial emboli like our case. The benefit of hyperbaric oxygen(More)
BACKGROUND In April 2009 a novel strain of human influenza A, identified as H1N1 virus, rapidly spread worldwide, and in early June 2009 the World Health Organization raised the pandemic alert level to phase 6. Herein we present the largest series of children who were hospitalized due to pandemic H1N1 infection in Turkey. METHODS We conducted a(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE We assessed factors that might affect perinatal outcomes in second pregnancies in adolescents. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, INTERVENTIONS, MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: This longitudinal retrospective study was carried out on 66 adolescents who experienced 2 deliveries during their adolescence. Data were collected for the first and second(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have reported on a link between carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) levels and the severity of presenting findings. However, studies on pediatric populations evaluating the effect of age on presenting symptoms are severely lacking. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of any link between age and presenting symptoms in(More)
AIM Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), the most common liver disease in pregnancy, is characterized by elevated serum total bile acid and/or transaminase concentration, and pruritus. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a key regulator of the immune response, hematopoiesis and inflammation. We examined both IL-6 and the frequently used inflammatory marker(More)
We aimed to define the demographic characteristics, clinical features and outcome of patients with brain death, and to emphasize the importance of organ donation from children. Data for the period from September 2009 to October 2012 were collected retrospectively. Twenty children who were diagnosed as brain death were included. Data including demographics,(More)
PURPOSE To describe the risk factors and labor characteristics of Clavicular fracture (CF) and brachial plexus injury (BPI); and compare antenatal and labor characteristics and prognosis of obstetrical BPI associated with shoulder dystocia with obstetrical BPI not associated with shoulder dystocia. METHODS This retrospective study consisted of women who(More)
OBJECTIVES Our aim was to determine serum perforin and granzyme-B levels in adolescent PCOS patients, and to investigate whether they are associated with some of the insulin sensitivity, obesity and cardiovascular (CV) risk markers and metabolic syndrome. STUDY DESIGN A case-control study was carried out including a total of 172 adolescents (83 PCOS(More)