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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)
Valproic acid (VPA) is a teratogenic drug used in pregnant women for the treatment of epilepsy and mood disorders. Fetal valproate syndrome (FVS) is characterized by a number of abnormalities associated with VPA exposure in utero including neural tube defects, congenital heart defects, limb defects, genitourinary defects, brain, eye and respiratory(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is expected to be elevated in iodine-deficient areas. In this study, the authors aimed to determine the incidence of transient and permanent CH in a large city which is known to be in the zone of moderate iodine deficiency. METHODS Newborn babies in Bursa, Turkey, were screened by measurement of(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)
OBJECTIVE In a prospective study at Uludag University Hospital, 120 premature infants with birthweights of 1500 g or less were screened for intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) using cranial ultrasound. With the purpose of studying the incidence of IVH, the associated risk factors for these neonates were considered. METHODS We studied all the very low birth(More)
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)
OBJECTIVE Only limited studies with conflicting results are available on neonatal morbidity and mortality in infants born to preeclamptic mothers. The objective of this study was to evaluate neonatal morbidity and mortality in premature infants born to preeclamptic mothers. METHODS Premature infants who were admitted to Uludag University, School of(More)
Because of the teratogenicity data in rats, it is recommended that women treated with imatinib should be aware of the potential teratogenicity of imatinib and effective contraception should be used during imatinib therapy to prevent pregnancy. We describe successful pregnancy and delivery, without any congenital anomaly, in a patient with CML under(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the value of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine levels in both blood and tracheal aspirate (TA) samples that were obtained within 24 h after birth for predicting bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) development in premature infants. MATERIAL AND METHODS Premature infants, who were born before 32 weeks of(More)
Human infection with H1N1 virus reached pandemic status by the spring of 2009. Consequently, the rates of morbidity and mortality related with H1N1 2009 infections have been reported to be higher in pregnant women. H1N1 viremia is rare in the mother, and the risk for transmission of H1N1 2009 influenza from mother to fetus is unknown. To our knowledge, the(More)