Hayri Levent Yilmaz

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BACKGROUND Amitraz is a pharmaceutical, veterinary, and agricultural product which is used worldwide under numerous generic names as an acaricide and insecticide. Because of its widespread use amitraz poisoning has come emerged as a cause of childhood poisoning during the past decade, particularly more in certain countries such as Turkey. AIMS AND METHODS(More)
AIMS To investigate the correlation of pH, partial pressure of oxygen (PO2), partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PCO2), base excess (BE), and bicarbonate (HCO3) between arterial (ABG), venous (VBG), and capillary (CBG) blood gases. METHODS Patients admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in Cukurova University between August 2000 and(More)
BACKGROUND Vomiting as a consequence of gastroenteritis frequently occurs in children. It is still debatable whether vomiting should be treated with antiemetic drugs. AIM To investigate potential beneficial effects of ondansetron in treating vomiting during acute gastroenteritis. METHODS A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial was performed(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to compare the efficacy of propofol and midazolam in terms of adverse effect potentials and to determine the appropriate strategy for pediatric procedural sedation. METHODS A total of 200 pediatric patients (aged < 14 years) undergoing diagnostic procedures were recruited for this nonrandomized prospective controlled cohort(More)
This study was undertaken to analyze postpartum changes in concentrations of interleukin (IL)-10 and IL-12 through the 3 stages of lactation. A total of 87 human milk samples were collected from 29 healthy mothers during the colostrum (0-3 days), early milk (14-17 days), and mature milk (44-47 days) phases. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay tests were(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effects of sucralfate, ranitidine, and omeprazole use on incidence of ventilatory-associated pneumonia (VAP) and mortality in ventilated pediatric critical care patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study was conducted at the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) between August 2000 and(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation through a new interface helmet in the treatment of cardiogenic pulmonary oedema due to scorpion sting envenomation in children. CLINICAL PICTURE Three patients presented with fever, and respiratory distress following scorpion sting. Their(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare the induction and recovery times, postsedation observation durations, and adverse effects of etomidate and ketamine in pediatric patients with fractures and/or dislocations requiring closed reduction in the emergency department. METHODS Forty-four healthy children aged 7 to 18 years were included. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To present lung ultrasound findings in children assessed with suspected pneumonia in the emergency department and to show the benefit of lung ultrasound in diagnosing pneumonia in comparison with chest X-rays. METHODS This observational prospective study was performed in the pediatric emergency department of a single center. Point of care lung(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the levels of IL-I, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-I0 and IL-12 in serum of the children with trauma and its relation with the severity of trauma. METHODS We included 45 children with moderate or severe multiple trauma and 21 healthy children for control group to our study. The serum IL-I, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-IO and IL-12 were measured(More)