Vefik Arıca

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To evaluate the Mean Platelet Volume (MPV) levels in children diagnosed with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), during attack and attack-free periods. The records of a total of 117 children with FMF, diagnosed using the Tel-Hashomer criteria, have been scanned. The study consisted of 53 patients during an attack (group 1), 64 patients in attack-free period(More)
A growing body of evidence now suggested that cyclosporine A (CycA)-induced nephrotoxicity is a crucial clinical problem and oxidative stress is importantly responsible for its toxicity. Ceftriaxone induced antioxidant effect in brain and neuronal tissues against oxidative damage although its antioxidant potential effect on kidney has not been clarified.(More)
Objective: The purpose of the study was to examine the blood lipid profile in children with beta-Thalassemia major, and to determine the factors that affect it. Material and Method: Files of eighty-five patients between the ages of five and fifteen with beta-Thalassemia major who were receiving regular chelation therapy followed by from paediatric(More)
Introduction Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients suffer from recurrent self-limited inflammatory febrile attacks, abdominal, chest or joint pain. It is still unknown what triggers or ends these periodical attacks. Vitamin D, in addition phospho-calcium metabolism, has immunomodulation effects as pleotropic hormone. Vitamin D status has been linked(More)
AIM We have planned to study the relationship between zinc (Zn) plasma levels, as well as pneumonia criteria, and zinc in healthy children younger than 2 years of age compared to pediatric patients diagnosed with pneumonia and admitted to a hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study enrolled 25 patients of 0-24 months referring to our hospital's pediatric(More)
The efficacy of Quantiferon-TB gold test (QFT-GIT) remains to be documented in pediatric population. Tuberculin skin test (TST) is a conventional test available for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). We aimed to investigate the concordance between QFT-GIT and TST in children with and without tuberculosis infection. Ninety-seven patients,(More)
Aim: Tracheal foreign body aspiration is among the major causes of death in developing countries, specifically in infancy and childhood. If it is diagnosed in early period and the foreign body is removed, no complication develops. Material & Method: Records of 42 forensic child patients who applied to Mustafa Kemal University, Medical Faculty Hospital and(More)
Introduction Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease that is prevalent among eastern Mediterranean populations, mainly non-Ashkenazi Jews, Armenians, Turks, and Arabs. Arthritis seen in FMF patients is generally acute monoarthritis which predominantly affecting the lower limbs, and it occurs during attack periods and also is a(More)
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