Sema Arayici

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of oral Lactobacillus reuteri (L reuteri) first on the incidence and severity of Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) and second on sepsis. DESIGN Prospective randomised controlled study. SETTING Tertiary neonatal intensive care unit. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTIONS Preterm infants with a gestational age of ≤32 weeks and a birth(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) and nasal intermittent positive-pressure ventilation (NIPPV) as the initial respiratory support within the minimally invasive surfactant therapy (MIST) approach in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN Prospective, randomised controlled study.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of orally administered Lactobacillus reuteri (L. reuteri) versus nystatin in prevention of fungal colonization and invasive candidiasis in very low birth weight infants. METHODS A prospective, randomized comparative study was conducted in preterm infants with a gestational age of ≤32 weeks and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the neurodevelopment outcomes of very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants supplemented with oral probiotics for the prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). METHODS A prospective follow-up study was performed in a cohort of VLBW preterm infants enrolled in a single center randomized controlled(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the risk factors associated with lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) related hospitalizations in preterm infants receiving palivizumab throughout the high season for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. METHODS Premature infants who were commenced on palivizumab prophylaxis during the RSV season were included in the(More)
Chemical pleurodesis with povidone-iodine has been used to treat congenital idiopathic chylothorax in neonates. We report successful use of povidone-iodine in an extremely premature infant to treat a pneumothorax that had persisted for more than one week despite high-frequency ventilation.
Partial trisomy 4q is a rare chromosomal abnormality which results in variable clinical features, often including growth and developmental delay, mental retardation and dysmorphic features. We herein report a newborn with the diagnosis of partial trisomy 4q with Hirschsprung's disease who was monitored in neonatal intensive care unit. This is the first(More)
BACKGROUND Children with β-thalassemia major (β-TM) have multiple risk factors for developing cognitive impairment. The aim of the present study was to evaluate cognitive function in patients with β-TM. METHODS Twenty children with β-TM were enrolled into the study and were compared with a control group consisting of 21 healthy children. All participants(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) affects up to 60% of severely asphyxiated neonates. The diagnosis of AKI can be and is further challenged by a lack of good biomarkers. We studied the role of novel markers for AKI, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), interleukin-8 (IL-18), Netrin-1 (NTN-1), and sodium hydrogen exchanger isoform 3 (NHE3)(More)
An omphalocele is one of the developmental anomalies of the abdominal wall. Incidence is 1.5-3 case per 10000 births. The abdominal viscera are surrounded by the Wharton jelly, peritoneum and amnion and contained in a translucent sac. The sac protrudes in the mid-line, through the umbilicus. Omphalocele is associated with additional anomalies in about(More)