Nafiye Urganci

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OBJECTIVES To determine and compare efficacy, safety and optimal dose of two laxatives, liquid paraffin and lactulose, in 40 children with chronic functional constipation. METHODS A total of 20 children were treated with liquid paraffin and 20 with lactulose for 8 weeks and at an initial dose of 1 mL/kg per day for both drugs. The dose was adjusted every(More)
AIM To evaluate abdominal adipose tissue accumulation in obese children by ultrasound measurement and compare with the elastic properties of the abdominal aorta. CHILDREN AND METHODS A total of 56 obese children and a control group of 30 non-obese children had an ultrasound examination for measurements of thickness of visceral, preperitoneal, and(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate the virological and clinical characteristics and the results of combination therapy in six oncology patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection. METHOD Six patients (five male and one female; age range 8-14 years), diagnosed with HBV-HCV infections during follow-up at the oncology(More)
Leishmaniasis is a zoonotic disease which may be difficult to diagnose in children. Successful results have been achieved with amphotericin B in treatment. Here, we present a 7 month old girl who lives in Istanbul. She was given a diagnosis of kala-azar and treated with liposomal amphotericin B. Our case, born in Istanbul, had had fatigue for 3 weeks and(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the role of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and Helicobacter pylori infection in the aetiology of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) in children. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One hundred and eighty-eight patients (82 girls, 106 boys; mean age 8.43 ± 5.24 years), admitted to the paediatric gastroenterology unit because of UGIB(More)
OBJECTIVE Caustic substance ingestion in childhood is a public health issue in developing countries, and several management protocols have been proposed to prevent the resulting esophageal strictures. The role of corticosteroids in preventing corrosive-induced strictures is controversial. Our aim was to study the influence of high doses of corticosteroids(More)
The role of surgery has changed substantially over the years in abdominal Burkitt’s lymphoma. Laparotomy without total excision of the tumor does not have a positive effect on survival, might cause complications, and delays initiation of chemotherapy. Here we present our diagnostic management of patients with abdominal Burkitt’s lymphoma. The diagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS We aimed to identify the genetic factors associated with increased tendency toward autoimmune hepatitis, a chronic and progressive inflammatory condition. METHODS A total of 32 children diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis were included in the present study, and 160 healthy adult blood donors served as controls. In both groups, HLA(More)
AIMS The aim of the study was to determine the topographic prevalence of lymphoid follicles, lymphoid aggregates, gastric glandular atrophy and intestinal metaplasia among children with chronic abdominal pain. The association between these lesions and age, type of gastritis and Helicobacter pylori density was also assessed. METHODS A total of 358 patients(More)