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In 2002 and 2003, a total of 19 persons in Turkey had suspected cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) or a similar viral infection. Six serum samples were tested; all six were found positive for immunoglobulin M antibodies against CCHF virus. Two of the samples yielded CCHF virus isolates. Genetic analysis of the virus isolates showed them to be(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical features of childhood-onset Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients and to assess the phenotype–genotype correlation. The study included patients with childhood-onset FMF that followed up over a period of 18 years in the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology clinic. Twelve MEFV mutations(More)
Soft tissue defects following total knee arthroplasty can represent serious problems for the patient and the surgeon. Perioperative soft tissue complications can result in loss of the prosthesis or limb. In this study, we present 17 cases with complex wounds following total knee arthroplasty who had surgery between May-1994 and July-2001. Patient-related(More)
Previous studies have shown that generation of free radicals is increased following pentylenetetrazol kindling, due to increased cytosolic Ca2+ concentrations. Topiramate, a voltage-gated calcium channel inhibitor, has an evident effect in the treatment of childhood epilepsy; however, topiramate may cause nephrotoxicity. We investigated the effects of(More)
PURPOSE It is well known that hypertrophic tonsils and adenoids may cause upper-airway obstruction. The aim of this study is to determine the mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) in children with hypertrophic tonsils and adenoids and to clarify whether tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) has any effect on mean pulmonary arterial pressure of these(More)
The coverage of defects of the Achilles tendon, malleoli, and heel remains a challenge to reconstructive surgeons. The distally based superficial sural artery island flap is vascularized by the median superficial sural artery, posterolateral septal perforators originating from the peroneal artery, neurovascular arteries of the sural nerve, and combinations(More)
A 17-year-old man was referred for dyspnea, fatigue, and fever. Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome was diagnosed. Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated multiple intracardiac thrombi in the left ventricular apex. Dissolution of thrombi was not seen despite intensive medical therapy. The patient died because of cerebral embolus.
BACKGROUND Mutations in dedicator of cytokinesis 8 (DOCK8) cause a combined immunodeficiency (CID) also classified as autosomal recessive (AR) hyper-IgE syndrome (HIES). Recognizing patients with CID/HIES is of clinical importance because of the difference in prognosis and management. OBJECTIVES We sought to define the clinical features that distinguish(More)
Hyperhomocysteinemia is a well-defined risk factor for endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. A point mutation (677 C-T) of MTHFR gene results in a significant increase at plasma homocysteine levels. In this study we aimed to evaluate the effects of MTHFR gene mutation and consequent hyperhomocysteinemia on the development of diabetic microvascular(More)
Deformities of the facial skeleton may be reconstructed using autogenic or allogenic materials. Porous polyethylene is one of the few alloplastic materials currently in use having a well-documented history of reconstruction or augmentation in the maxillofacial region. High-density porous polyethylene, which is shown to be effective as a biomaterial, has(More)