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The aim of this prospective study is to investigate the effect of a 6-month-long ketogenic diet on carotid intima-media thickness, carotid artery, and aortic vascular functions. Thirty-eight drug-resistant epileptic patients who were being treated with ketogenic diet were enrolled. Fasting total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, low-density(More)
PURPOSE Our aim is to determine whether the presence of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (s-TREM-1) of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), serum procalcitonin levels (PCT), and Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score (CPIS) have diagnostic value in children with VAP. METHODS All children followed in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)(More)
BACKGROUND Dehydration caused by acute rotavirus gastroenteritis is a frequent finding in pediatric patients. The most important treatment modality in these patients is recognising and treating dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and acute kidney injury. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is used widely as a biomarker for the diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND Levetiracetam has been proven to be effective in both partial and generalized seizures in children. However, few studies have reported its efficacy in the treatment of acute repetitive seizures. We aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of levetiracetam in children with acute repetitive seizures. METHODS The medical records of children(More)
Brucella infections have a wide spectrum of symptoms especially in children, making the diagnosis a complicated process. The gold standard for the final diagnosis for brucellosis is to identify the Brucella spp. isolated from blood or bone marrow cultures. The main purpose of this work was to evaluate the factors affecting the isolation of Brucella spp.(More)
Kawasaki disease is a systemic vasculitis, primarily encountered in children. Its clinical presentation is well known, and coronary artery abnormalities are classical complications. Shock is not a common form of presentation of the disease. We report a case who presented with shock due to Kawasaki disease in accordance with the recently defined 'Kawasaki(More)
Despite being the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis in children Guillain-Barré syndrome has a low incidence under 18 years old, and is even rarer under the age of 2. Established treatment regimens include intravenous immunoglobulin and plasma exchange in older children and adults. However very limited data are available for the efficacy and(More)
Alpha lipoic acid intoxication, treatment and outcome excluded an underlying intracranial abnormality. In the following few days he became conscious and his neurological fi ndings disappeared without further seizure recurrence and with normal electroencephalography. He was discharged on the fi fth day without sequelae. Evidence from literature shows that(More)
Our aim is to investigate the correlation between the mean platelet volume (MPV) levels and platelet counts of the septic children with 28-day mortality risk. MPV at admission (MPV < sub > adm < /sub > ), MPV at 72 < sup > nd < /sup > hour (MPV < sub > 72h < /sub > ) and the difference between these two parameters (ΔMPV < sub > 72h-adm < /sub > ) and(More)