Mehmet Boşnak

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BACKGROUND Tuberculous peritonitis (TBP) is a rare manifestation of childhood tuberculosis characterized by long-lasting abdominal symptoms and exudate and lymphocytes in the ascitic fluid. The diagnosis of TBP is rarely established unless a high index of suspicion is maintained. METHODS The diagnostic features of 11 cases who were hospitalized with TBP(More)
BACKGROUND Scorpion sting envenomation is a life-threatening emergency and a common public health problem in many regions of the world, particularly in children. Children are at greater risk of developing severe cardiac, respiratory, and neurological complications. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to evaluate demographic, clinical, laboratory,(More)
Management of severe acute asthma attacks in children sometimes bring difficulties to the physician. Some current treatment strategies have focused on intravenous magnesium sulphate administration in patients nonresponding to therapy with beta-2 agonists and corticosteroids. The use and efficacy of this drug has been discussed in this randomized,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The aim of the present study was to compare the therapeutic efficacy of three different regimens in childhood chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection. METHODS A total of 182 children with CHB infection were prospectively allocated to three random groups. Sixty-two patients in the first group received high-dose interferon (IFN)-alpha 2b (10(More)
The present study was conducted to identify the role of nitric oxide (NO) in the anticonvulsant effects of pyridoxine hydrochloride on penicillin-induced epileptiform activity in rats. A single microinjection of penicillin (500 units) into the left sensorimotor cortex induced epileptiform activity within 2-4 min, progressing to full seizure activity lasting(More)
Neonatal tetanus (NT) still causes significant mortality in developing countries, although in 1989 WHO adopted the goal of eliminating the disease by 1995–2000. To characterize the regional characteristics, clinical charts of 55 neonates (42 males and 13 females) admitted to the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Ward of Dicle University Hospital, Diyarbakir,(More)
Adenosine has been shown to play a significant role as a modulator of neuronal activity in convulsive disorders, acting as an endogenous anticonvulsant agent. Any change in adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels will reflect to adenosine levels. In the present study, we have investigated the effect of glutathione on brain tissue ADA levels due to seizures induced(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is one of the most frequent causes of preventable hospital admissions among children. OBJECTIVES To identify preventable risk factors for future hospital admissions. Some of the environmental and patient characteristics of children who were hospitalized more than once with an acute asthma attack were investigated. DESIGN, SETTING AND(More)
Epilepsy can be described as a group of neurological disorders, characterized by recurrent episodes of convulsive seizures, loss of consciousness, sensory disturbances, abnormal behavior, or all of these. Altered glutathione metabolism in association with increased oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of many diseases such as seizures.(More)