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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationships between serum free fatty acids (FFA) and zinc, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Forty eight children with ADHD (33 boys, 15 girls) were included in the patient group and 45 healthy volunteer children (30 boys, 15 girls) constituted the control group. The mean serum FFA level in(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of adverse reactions to food in childhood in Turkey is not known. OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of IgE-mediated food allergies (FAs) in 6-9-year-old urban schoolchildren. METHODS This cross-sectional study recruited 3500 of the randomly selected 6-9-year-old urban schoolchildren from the(More)
Epidemiologic studies about the prevalence of adverse drug reactions in children are scarce compared to reports in adults. To assess the prevalence of parental-reported drug allergy in 6- to 9-yr-old urban school children, we performed a cross-sectional study of 6- to 9-yr-old urban children from the eastern Black Sea region of Turkey during the year 2004,(More)
AIM To evaluate the epidemiological and clinical findings in children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) admitted during a 10-year period, 1995 to 2004, and to compare them with series from other parts of the world. METHODS The medical records of all children aged 17 years or less admitted with a diagnosis of HSP to the Department of Pediatrics of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the response of serum interleukin-1 (IL-1) and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) to infection of malnourished patients. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Paediatric clinics of Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey. SUBJECTS 13 protein-depleted (kwashiorkor(More)
Cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) is a rare autosomal dominant skeletal disease. CCD is caused by mutation in the gene on 6p21 encoding transcription factor CBFA1, i.e. runt-related transcription factor 2(RUNX2). The disease is characterized by a persistently open anterior fontanelle and skull sutures, hypoplastic or aplastic clavicles, dental abnormalities,(More)
Soluble interleukin-2 receptor (slL-2R) was measured in the plasma of 31 patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and 22 normal controls. When thrombocytopenia persisted longer than 6 months, the diagnosis of chronic ITP was made. Twenty patients had acute ITP, 11 patients had chronic ITP, and all patients received high-dose(More)
In this study the apoptotic effects of heparin on lymphoblasts, neutrophils, and mononuclear cells were evaluated by flow cytometry for detection of sub-G1 peak, in vitro. Ten children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at diagnosis (Group I), six children with ALL at relapse (Group II), and 10 healthy children (controls) were included in this study.(More)
Antiepileptic drugs may alter plasma lipid status in epileptic patients. We conducted a study to assess the effect of phenobarbital, carbamazepine, and valproate on plasma levels of lipoprotein (a), total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, apolipoprotein A, and apolipoprotein B in 22(More)