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OBJECTIVE Chronic stroke patients with severe hand weakness respond poorly to rehabilitation efforts. Here, we evaluated efficacy of daily brain-machine interface (BMI) training to increase the hypothesized beneficial effects of physiotherapy alone in patients with severe paresis in a double-blind sham-controlled design proof of concept study. METHODS(More)
Previous research about coexistence of Helicobacter pylori (HP) and hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections and the factors that increase their prevalence has suggested that the route of transmission of HP infection includes oral-oral and water-foods as well as the fecal-oral route. The aim of this study was to evaluate the routes of transmission of HP by(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate genetic variations of innate immune system such as mannose binding lectin (MBL), Toll like receptor 4 (TLR4), CD14, LY96 (MD2) and Uroplakin 1B (UPK1B) genes in children with recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI). METHODS The study included 30 children with recurrent UTI and 30 healthy controls. Blood was drawn and analysed for(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep quality and psychological well being of parents are expected to be influenced by the child's health and disease status. The aim of this study was to compare sleep quality and depression-anxiety parameters in mothers of children with cystic fibrosis (CF) asthma and healthy controls. METHODS The study included mothers of 62 children with(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a disease characterized by IgE-mediated, allergic inflammation of the nasal mucosa. T helper (Th) 2 cells play an important role in the development of IgE-mediated diseases such as AR, with local overproduction of Th2 cytokines (IL-4, IL-5 and IL-13) at the site of allergic inflammation. Th1 cytokines (IL-12 and(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to review characteristics of mushrooms and mushroom poisoning and compare clinical picture, laboratory data, treatment modalities and prognostic factors in children with amanita intoxication and non-amanita mushroom poisoning. METHODS We analyzed 39 pediatric patients through 1994-2004, retrospectively from the patient files and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of exercise training on oxidative stress and markers of lung inflammation in children with asthma. METHODS Thirty children aged 8-13 years diagnosed with asthma were enrolled in the study as well as 13 healthy children. One group received only pharmacological treatment and the other group(More)
BACKGROUND Seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) is characterized by a helper T (Th)2 cell-mediated immune response at the target site. There is a relative Th1 and/or regulatory T (Treg) cell insufficiency in patients with SAR. It has been demonstrated that there is a change in the balance between these cells after allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT), which is(More)
OBJECTIVE Sleep-disordered breathing is an important public health problem in adolescents. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of habitual snoring and symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing in adolescents. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted with children from primary schools and high schools that the ages(More)
The reliability and validity of Turkish version of Childhood Asthma Control Test (C-ACT). The management of asthma is an important as well as difficult issue of physician’s daily practice particularly in busy clinical settings. C-ACT was created to identify asthma control levels in children aged 4–11 years. Our aim was to evaluate the reliability, validity(More)