Meral Yildiz

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BACKGROUND/AIMS In the current investigation, we evaluated patients with hepatitis B infection to determine whether serum soluble interleukin-2 receptor and interleukin-10 levels were changed and whether the degree of these changes in serum levels correlated with histologic severity of hepatitis related liver injury. METHODOLOGY 25 patients diagnosed of(More)
BACKGROUND Reconstitution of cytomegalovirus-specific CD3(+)CD8(+) T cells (CMV-CTLs) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is necessary to bring cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation under control. However, the parameters determining protective CMV-CTL reconstitution remain unclear to date. DESIGN AND METHODS In a prospective(More)
Objective. Our aim was to present and evaluate the predictive factors of visual impairment and blindness according to WHO criteria in pediatric open globe injuries. Methods. The medical records of 94 patients younger than 18 years who underwent primary repair surgery were reviewed retrospectively. The initial and final visual acuity, anterior and posterior(More)
Acquired palsy of the lateral rectus presents with horizontal diplopia and has a broad differential. Herpes zoster ophthalmicus- (HZO) related cranial nerve palsy is a transient and self-limiting condition. Systemic antiviral treatment is administered in order to prevent sight-threatening complications. In suspected cases, zosteriform rash should be(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic significance of microalbuminuria in critically ill children. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING PICU of a teaching hospital. PATIENTS Admitted critically ill children. INTERVENTIONS The urine albumin-creatinine ratio was measured at admission and at 24 hours. Pediatric Risk of Mortality, Pediatric Index of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is one of the most frequent causes of blindness in newborn babies. Currently, its etiology is not fully understood.-In this study we aimed to investigate the correlation between a patient group with ROP and a control group in terms of the tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) (G308A) gene and(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the use of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) findings in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients. METHODS Children that were diagnosed with precursor B-cell ALL and classified as belonging to the medium-risk group for relapse were selected for this study. Individuals who were in continuous remission(More)
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