Sevgi Yetgin

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PALB2 was recently identified as a nuclear binding partner of BRCA2. Biallelic BRCA2 mutations cause Fanconi anemia subtype FA-D1 and predispose to childhood malignancies. We identified pathogenic mutations in PALB2 (also known as FANCN) in seven families affected with Fanconi anemia and cancer in early childhood, demonstrating that biallelic PALB2(More)
Homozygous mutations in HAX1 cause an autosomal recessive form of severe congenital neutropenia (CN). By screening 88 patients with CN, we identified 6 additional patients with HAX1 mutations carrying 4 novel mutations. Of these, 2 affect both published transcript variants of HAX1; the other 2 mutations affect only transcript variant 1. Analysis of the(More)
A prospective, randomized clinical trial was conducted to compare the efficacy of piperacillin/tazobactam and amikacin combination with carbapenem monotherapy for the empirical treatment of febrile neutropenic episodes of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or acute myeloblastic leukemia. Patients aged 2-16 years with hematological malignancies who(More)
Frequencies of various hemoglobinopathies were examined in a total of 1,922 individuals of Eti-Turk origin by electrophoretical techniques. Hemoglobin A2 (Hb A2) and hemoglobin F (Hb F) determinations were also performed in 651 and 1,642 cases, respectively. Mean hemoglobin S (Hb S) frequency was found to be 15.3%. Variations among the different age groups(More)
Out of 334 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who were treated with St Jude Total XI and Total XIII chemotherapy protocols were investigated and 21 (6.3%) were hypertensive. The incidence of tumor lysis syndrome was higher in the hypertensive group than in the nonhypertensive group (28.6% vs. 11.5%) (P = 0.035). There were no differences between(More)
This study was initiated to evaluate the status of selenium in Turkish residents. Serum selenium level of 76 healthy children, living in Ankara, aged 2 mo-13 y was determined by a spectrofluorometric method. Average selenium level was found to be 88.1±12.4 μg/L (mean±SD). Selenium levels showed a tendency to increase with age and mean selenium level in(More)
Eight-year event-free survival (EFS) was evaluated in 205 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), to consider the efficacy of high-dose methylprednisolone (HDMP) given during remission induction chemotherapy between 1 and 29 days. The St Jude Total XI Study protocol was used after some minor modifications in this trial. Patients were randomized(More)
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in children is usually a self-limiting disorder. It may follow a viral infection or immunization and is caused by an inappropriate response of the immune system. Many viruses, such as human immunodeficiency virus, cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), varicella, rubeola, mumps, and parvovirus, have been(More)
This study was aimed at detecting the early appearance of myelofibrosis by bone marrow biopsy examination in children with vitamin D-deficiency rickets. Twelve children, aged 4 to 18 months, were evaluated. Only a minimal increase of the reticulin was shown in rachitic children without anemia in whom no other laboratory evidence of myelofibrosis was(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate, for the first time serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (s-VEGF), and basic fibroblast growth factor (s-b FGF) in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and its relation to clinical manifestations of the disease. Although VEGF and b FGF have been suggested to be reliable prognostic indicators(More)