Nafiye Urganci

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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 Aim of the study was to evaluate the response to hepatitis A and B vaccination in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS A total of 47 patients with IBD (25 ulcerative colitis, 14 Crohn's disease, and 8 indeterminate colitis) ages 3 to 17 years were compared with 50 healthy age- and sex-matched controls. Screening for(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Hepatitis B is a disease that is preventable with vaccination. Antibody levels after vaccination may be affected by suppression of the immune system due to cancer therapy. Children with cancer have a high risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. We aimed to assess the pretreatment immunization status against HBV infection and the(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)
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)
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)
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 The identification of a coeliac disease in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy raises critical questions on the relationship between the two entities. But cardiac functions have not been studied in patients with coeliac disease. The present study was undertaken to assess cardiac functions by Tissue Doppler Echocardiography in patient(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of ribavirin on bone mineral metabolism in patients with chronic hepatitis C who had been treated with interferon and ribavirin. METHODS Twenty patients (3 female, 17 male) with chronic hepatitis C were enrolled. Age range was 6 to 15 years (mean+/-SD, 11.15+/- 2.3 years). Thirteen(More)
Acute hepatic failure has been reported in the presence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia may also occur in the course of this infection. We report a rare case of fulminant hepatic failure and autoimmune hemolytic anemia associated with Epstein-Barr virus. A seven-year-old girl was admitted with the complaints of abdominal(More)