Sebnem Yilmaz

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The authors investigated demographics, clinical and laboratory features, treatment responses, and outcomes of 93 children (median age 5 years) admitted for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). The therapy responses of high-dose methylprednisolone (HDMP) (n = 77) and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) (n = 10) treatments were similar. None of the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to clarify the relationship between changing nutritional anthropometric data and serum leptin concentrations during the catch-up growth process in children. METHODS Thirty children with mild protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) were followed for 6 months and their anthropometric measurements and serum leptin(More)
This study evaluates the clinical and laboratory data of children with secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (sHLH) related to malignancy. Charts of patients who met the diagnostic criteria for sHLH associated with malignancy between January 2000-2006 at six different hospitals in Turkey were reviewed retrospectively. The diagnosis of HLH had been(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to clarify the relationship between nutritional anthropometric parameters and serum leptin concentrations in otherwise healthy children with mild-to-moderate protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) secondary to inadequate energy intake. METHODS Eighty-one otherwise healthy children with poor appetite and inadequate(More)
Acute abdominal pain in a pregnant woman presents a significant diagnostic challenge because of the physiological and anatomic changes related to the pregnancy. There is a long list of differential diagnoses related to the same symptoms and signs in the gravida, from normal pregnancy changes to obstetric, gynecological, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta 1) gene polymorphisms have a role in the development, clinical progress, and treatment response in children with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-five children with acute ITP, 40 children with chronic ITP, and 97 healthy children were enrolled.(More)
BACKGROUND A newborn with cholestatic hepatic disease and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis due to rhesus hemolytic disease (RHD) is reported. OBSERVATION A 34 weeks' gestation baby with RHD, who had received multiple intrauterine transfusions (IUT), developed cholestatic hepatic disease and secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Her serum(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is the leading cause of chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis in Turkey. The prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positivity in Turkey is 5 to 10%. HBV is almost completely preventable with the use of hepatitis B vaccines. The most commonly used vaccine is that which contains the predominant viral surface (S)(More)