Nilgün Kültürsay

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This paper was designed to investigate whether phototherapy is an oxidative stress in newborn infants undergoing phototherapy. A day-light continuous phototherapy was given to jaundiced 20 term and 16 preterm newborns for 72 hours. We measured serum vitamin E and the activities of red blood cell anti-oxidation enzymes (superoxide dismutase, catalase and(More)
UNLABELLED Plasma granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) concentrations were determined in 21 preterm infants with sepsis and nine healthy preterm neonates of the same postnatal age at sampling. Plasma GM-CSF levels were elevated at diagnosis in the septic preterms as compared to the healthy preterms (P = 0.01),(More)
Platelet-activating factor levels were measured in nine preterm infants with Klebsiella pneumonia septicaemia, eight healthy preterm infants of similar gestational age and ten healthy full-term infants of the same postnatal age at sampling. The platelet-activating factor levels of the healthy preterm and term groups did not differ significantly, but were(More)
BACKGROUND Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is still a very important cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. Recently platelet-activating factor (PAF) has been accused of being responsible for the neuronal damage in hypoxic-ischemic brain. METHODS Therefore, we conducted a study in newborns with perinatal asphyxia to try to show the relationship(More)
A case of Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) is presented with clinical signs and symptoms on admission resembling neonatal tetanus. Diagnosis had to be differentiated between MSUD and other metabolic disorders and neonatal infections (especially neonatal tetanus because of severe opisthotonos) and generalized seizures of the patient. Early diagnosis of the(More)
Necrotizing entercolitis (NEC) is an important neonatal disease with a high mortality rate. Inflammatory mediators, such as mainly platelet-activating factor (PAF), leukotrienes (LT) and tumor necrosis factor play an important role in the genesis of NEC. Diets in omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids appear to have an antiinflammatory effect, which is thought to be due(More)
Device-associated infections are common in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in accordance with the frequent use of invasive devices, and they must be continuously and closely monitored for infection control. Six hundred newborn infants hospitalized longer than 72 hours in Ege University Children's Hospital NICU between January 2008 and December 2010(More)
Diabetes mellitus (DM) alters carbohydrate and lipid metabolism to a great extent. This study was planned to determine whether infants of insulin dependent and gestational diabetic mothers have abnormal lipid metabolism. Three groups of newborns were included in the study; group I consisted of 7 infants of diabetic mothers (IDM) with insulin dependent DM(More)