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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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 midline, through the umbilicus. Omphalocele is associated with additional anomalies in about 50-70%(More)
To evaluate and compare the effects of a short cervix (<25 mm) on neonatal morbidity and mortality as opposed to a normal cervical length (≥25 mm). The predictive value of a short cervix on neonatal outcome is also investigated. Preterm infants who were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit and whose mothers had undergone a pre-delivery evaluation(More)