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Sirs, We read with great interest the article by Chiu et al. [1]. The authors describe 6 patients with acute post-streptoccoccal glomerulonephritis (APSGN) and pulmonary edema. In the pediatric age group, while evaluating pulmonary infiltrates with or without cardiac failure, APSGN should be kept in mind. It is generally known that APSGN has a wide range of(More)
In our country, tricyclic antidepressants are usually present in most of the homes. Myocardial depression and ventricular arrhythmia are the severe side effects in tricyclic antidepressant overdose. A 4-year-old boy was brought to our hospital after taking 70 mg/kg of amitriptyline. On arrival, the patient was comatose (Glasgow Coma Score was 3), had a(More)
Bronchogenic cyst (BC), which develops from abnormal budding of the tracheal diverticulum or ventral foregut, is a congenital bronchopulmonary malformation. Localization of the BC varies depending on the level of the abnormal budding. Thoracic or abdominal-sited diaphragmatic lesions are the rarest presentations of the BC. We present a case of BC that(More)
It has been reported that gentamicin causes natriuresis, magnesuria and calciuria in neonates. The aim of this study was to determine the acute effects of trough and peak levels of gentamicin on the values of serum creatinine (SCr), urine albumin/urine creatinine (UA/UCr), fractional excretion of sodium and potassium (FENa, FEK) and urine calcium/urine(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist on esophageal and gastric smooth muscle reactivity in a rat hydrocephalus model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Hydrocephalus was induced in rats by injection of kaolin into the cisterna magna. Two weeks after the procedure, memantine (20 mg/kg per day,(More)
OBJECTIVES It is now well established that hydrocephalus is associated with impaired bladder function. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of hydrocephalus on bladder smooth muscle (BSM) reactivity in the rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Hydrocephalus was induced in 7-day-old rats by injection of kaolin into the cisterna magna (AH group).(More)
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