Nilgün Köksal

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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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the serum mannose-binding lectin (MBL) levels and the frequency of MBL gene polymorphisms in infants with neonatal sepsis. STUDY DESIGN Between January 2008 and January 2010, a total of 93 infants were included in this study and 53 of them had neonatal sepsis diagnosis as study group and 40 infants who had(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of serial serum amyloid A (SAA) measurements in diagnosis and follow-up of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm infants. A total of 144 infants were enrolled in this observational study. The infants were classified into three groups: group 1 (infants with NEC and sepsis), group 2 (infants with(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)
BACKGROUND The Neonatal Multiple Organ Dysfunction (NEO-MOD) scoring system is used to predict mortality in infants with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). The NEOMOD scoring system was extended to include involvement of the microvascular system. This modified scoring system was developed to enable more accurate and earlier diagnosis of MODS in(More)
BACKGROUND Although a variety of different lipid emulsions with varying fatty acid contents have been developed, there are some concerns about the administration of these lipid emulsions because of potential adverse effects, including oxidative stress-related morbidity. The aim of the present study was to evaluate and compare the effects of the standard(More)
The aim was to determine whether stronger complement activation is an early predictor of poor response to surfactant treatment in infants with severe respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Thirty-one preterm newborns with severe RDS (initial fraction of inspired oxygen [FiO (2)] > 0.5) and 22 healthy preterm newborns were studied. The study group was divided(More)