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This study was conducted to evaluate the morbidity and mortality among the newborns hospitalized for pneumothorax. The data of 83 cases were analysed retrospectively according to gestational age, weight, underlying primary lung pathology, age of admittance, side of pneumothorax, drainage time, need for mechanical ventilation and mortality. Male: Female(More)
AIM This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of the most frequently cited articles published in 3 main journals dedicated to the field of pediatric surgery (Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Surgery International and European Journal of Pediatric Surgery). MATERIAL AND METHODS A search was initiated using the database (1985 - 2006) of the(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of different sex hormones on urodynamics in female rabbits have been investigated previously. Estrogen induces an increase in bladder capacity and compliance, whereas testosterone and progesterone reduced bladder capacity and compliance. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of sex hormones on bladder(More)
PURPOSE We review our experience of treating intestinal rotation anomalies in infants and children in the 22-year period between 1978 and 2000. METHODS The type of operation performed, postoperative complications, and mortality were compared in three age groups. Group 1 consisted of neonates <1 month old, Group 2 consisted of infants aged <1 year old, and(More)
A huge and extremely organoid mass, protruding from the mouth of a newborn and causing respiratory embarrassment, was resected. It was difficult to make a clear distinction whether this mass was fetus in fetu or a highly organoid epignathus dealing with the findings obtained from its gross and histological examination of the mass.
The records of 100 children with hydatid disease were reviewed retrospectively from 1978 to 1997; 43 were girls and 57 were boys. The mean age was 9.14 years; 61 patients had 124 hepatic cysts. Presenting symptoms were asymptomatic abdominal masses, found masses incidentally during ultrasonography (US), or acute abdomen. Plain X-ray films, US, or(More)
The sex hormone receptors (oestrogen, androgen, progesterone) in the bladder were demonstrated in clinical studies by various authors in adult patients. But the presence of these receptors in childhood had not been investigated. The aim of this study was to assess the presence of sex hormone receptors in the bladder of male subjects in childhood. The study(More)
PURPOSE To review our experience of treating 13 neonates with gastric perforation (GP) over the past 23 years. METHODS The records of all 13 patients were reviewed, noting gender, weight, gestational age, age at admission, associated anomalies, site of perforation, type of operation, and clinical outcome. RESULTS There were 11 boys and 2 girls, with a(More)
Hydatid disease, a common health problem in Turkey as in many countries, should be included in the differential diagnosis of all patients presenting with a cystic mass in the abdominal or thoracic cavity. Previously, surgery had been the main form of treatment. But with the introduction of preoperative medication with albendazole, treating this disease(More)
Bacterial translocation (BT) is defined as the passage of enteric bacteria from the gastrointestinal tract to extraintestinal tissues. Bacterial overgrowth is one of the main promoting factors of BT, which is thought to play an important role in the pathogenesis of sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis. It is believed that small-bowel colonization is(More)