Merih Çetinkaya

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the role of serum amyloid A (SAA) in diagnosis of neonatal sepsis and evaluation of clinical response to antibiotic therapy. We also aimed to compare the efficiency of SAA with that of C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) in diagnosis and follow-up of neonatal sepsis in preterm infants. (More)
Myiasis is a disease caused by fly larvae. Although adult cases have been reported, neonatal myiasis is a rare condition and there are few reports about this subject. In this article, we report a 12-day-old female neonate who was referred to us due to larvae in her eyes and ears. She was infected with Lucilia spp. larvae and was treated with proper(More)
This study aimed to compare connective tissue components within the uterine ligaments histopathologically in women with and without pelvic relaxation. The tissue samples obtained from the histopathologic specimens of 24 patients with uterine descensus who underwent vaginal hysterectomy and from twenty-one patients with no pelvic relaxation, in whom total(More)
Our aim was to investigate the role of ultrasonographic imaging in the evaluation of genuine stress incontinence (GSI). The posterior urethrovesical angles (PUVA) of each of 50 incontinent (group I) and 50 control cases (group C) were measured by both transperineal and transvaginal ultrasonography (TP-USG, TV-USG). In group I the angles were 94.9 ± 10.9 at(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the serum mannose-binding lectin (MBL) levels and the frequency of MBL gene polymorphisms in infants with neonatal sepsis. STUDY DESIGN Between January 2008 and January 2010, a total of 93 infants were included in this study and 53 of them had neonatal sepsis diagnosis as study group and 40 infants who had(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy and safety of colistimethate sodium therapy in multidrug-resistant nosocomial infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Acinetobacter baumannii in neonates and children. METHODS Pediatric patients hospitalized at the Uludag University Hospital who had nosocomial infections caused by(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of serial serum amyloid A (SAA) measurements in diagnosis and follow-up of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm infants. A total of 144 infants were enrolled in this observational study. The infants were classified into three groups: group 1 (infants with NEC and sepsis), group 2 (infants with(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of serum amyloid A (SAA) with that of C-reactive protein (CRP), and procalcitonin (PCT) in diagnosis and follow-up of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm infants. METHODS A total of 152 infants were enrolled into this observational study. The infants were classified into 3 groups: group 1(More)
BACKGROUND The Neonatal Multiple Organ Dysfunction (NEO-MOD) scoring system is used to predict mortality in infants with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). The NEOMOD scoring system was extended to include involvement of the microvascular system. This modified scoring system was developed to enable more accurate and earlier diagnosis of MODS in(More)
BACKGROUND Although a variety of different lipid emulsions with varying fatty acid contents have been developed, there are some concerns about the administration of these lipid emulsions because of potential adverse effects, including oxidative stress-related morbidity. The aim of the present study was to evaluate and compare the effects of the standard(More)