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The frequency and etiology of anemia were investigated in 2,913 children between six and 16 years of age in Sanliurfa, in the southeast region of Turkey. Anemia was found in 142 (7.8%) children in the 6-11 years of age group, and in 16 (1.5%) in the 12-16 years of age group; in total, in 158 (5.4%) children. Causes were iron deficiency in 93 (58.9%)(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to investigate the incidence of hearing loss in neonates and evaluate the feasibility of a two-stage Transient Evoked Otoacoustic Emission (TEOAE) screening test. Maternal concerns about hearing screening were also studied. METHODS Neonatal intensive care patients and well babies were screened using a two-stage(More)
BACKGROUND Protein energy malnutrition (PEM) is a common pediatric health problem in developing countries. Although the clinical features of PEM are well known, its pathophysiology is still unclear. Free radicals have been implicated in pathogenesis of PEM. In the present study, oxidant/anti-oxidant status in marasmus was investigated. METHODS Red cell(More)
In this study, we aimed to make a comparison between chromosomal effects caused by conventional phototherapy and intensive phototherapy in jaundiced newborns. The study group included 83 newborns with gestation age of > or =35 weeks, and on days 3-10 after birth. Newborns were divided into four groups on the basis of total serum bilirubin (TSB) levels upon(More)
Phototherapy is commonly used in the treatment of hyperbilirubinemia in newborns. No serious side effects related to phototherapy have been observed, but concerns regarding its potential to damage DNA have been expressed, based on animal or cell-culture studies. The aim of this study was to investigate, in neonates with hyperbilirubinemia, the possible(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic cough is a frequent problem in the practice of clinical pediatrics, and sinusitis is a common etiologic factor. In this study, our aim was to determine the prevalence of sinus abnormalities in pediatric patients presenting with chronic cough. METHODS Forty-two patients, ranging from 3 to 16 years of age from both sexes completed the(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the efficacy of serial mean platelet volume (MPV) measurements in diagnosis and followup of sepsis and to compare its effectiveness with C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in sepsis. METHODS Preterm infants, whose gestational age and weight were matched to each other, were grouped as control (n = 100) and sepsis (n =(More)
We evaluated the potential therapeutic use of exogenous human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBM-MSCs) in an experimental rat model of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Thirty-six newborn Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups: NEC, NEC + hBM-MSC, and a control (control and control + hBM-MSC). NEC was induced by enteral(More)
Although the efficacy of ceftriaxone in typhoid fever is well documented, the precise duration of ceftriaxone therapy in children with typhoid fever is not established and varies from 3 to 14 days in the literature. In a prospective, randomized study ceftriaxone was compared with chloramphenicol for treatment of 72 children who had bacteriologically(More)