Mehmet Ali Tekin

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BACKGROUND For children under 5 years of age, 1700 000 000 episodes of diarrhea are seen worldwide, and death occurs in 700 000 of these cases due to diarrhea. Rotavirus is an important cause of diarrhea in this age group, and many studies have shown that vitamin D plays a pivotal role in the immune system, as well as in antimicrobial peptide gene(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common in children. The aim of this study was therefor to construct a guide for the empirical antibiotic treatment of community-acquired UTI by investigating the etiology and antimicrobial resistance patterns of uropathogens and analyzing the epidemiological and clinical patient characteristics. METHODS A total(More)
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the treatment potential of Alchemilla mollis (Buser) Rothm. and Alchemilla persica Rothm. in the experimentally induced endometriosis model in rats. Endometriosis was surgically induced in rats by autotransplanting endometrial tissue to abdominal wall. Thirty-six rats were randomly divided into six groups. The(More)
AIM To investigate the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D3) levels and transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN). METHODS Calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), parathormone (PTH) and serum 25(OH)D3 levels were measured in 51 infants diagnosed with TTN and 59 healthy control infants for comparison. Demographic factors(More)
AIM We aimed to examine whether there is any association between serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D3] and urinary tract infection (UTI) among children. METHODS White blood cell count, serum C-reactive protein, calcium, phosphorus, alkaline phosphatase, parathormone, and serum 25(OH)D3 levels were measured in 82 children experiencing a first(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess whether mean platelet volume (MPV) can be used as a marker in the differential diagnosis of periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome. METHODS The leucocyte counts, thrombocyte counts, and MPV values of 57 children with PFAPA syndrome were recorded during an attack and an attack free period. These(More)
Acute pyelonephritis (APN) can lead to renal scar formation, high blood pressure, and end-stage renal failure. Prompt and early diagnosis of APN is important for preventing future complications. Our goal was to study the mean platelet volume (MPV) as a predictor of APN in children. The records of 43 patients with APN and 51 patients with a lower urinary(More)
OBJECTIVE Hepatitis A virus (HAV) still continues to be a serious public health problem worldwide. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a marker of platelet function and activation. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between MPV in acute hepatitis A patients as compared to the control group and to assess MPV as an acute phase reactant in acute hepatitis(More)
OBJECTIVE The exact pathophysiology of meconium passage into the amniotic fluid is unknown, but it is frequently associated with fetal hypoxia. The mean platelet volume (MPV) seems to be a marker of platelet production and consumption and may be related to the severity of some diseases associated with bone marrow, hypoxia, and perinatal infections. We aimed(More)
E. helioscopia (sun spurge) is used in traditional medicine in Turkey to treat warts, rheumatic pains, and superficial tissue swelling (2). 12-Deoxyphorbol13-phenylacetal-20-acetate is considered to be the most irritant component in the sap (3, 4). The bullous lesions that developed onour patients’ skin occurred after only brief exposure to the sap of the(More)