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    Intracellular cytokine and cathelicidin secretion from monocytes and neutrophils in childhood lung tuberculosis and its relationship with vitamin D levels
    (2013-09-07T00:00:00Z) Çakır, Erkan; Torun, Emel; Aktaş, Esin; Deniz, Gülnur; ÇAKIR, ERKAN; TORUN, EMEL
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    Assessment of motor development using the Alberta Infant Motor Scale in full-term infants.
    (2020-01-01T00:00:00Z) Kepenek-Varol, B; Hoşbay, Z; Varol, S; Torun, EMEL; TORUN, EMEL
    The Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) is a well-known, norm-referenced scale that evaluates the gross motor development of children from birth to 18 months. The aim of the study was to compare the Canadian norms with the AIMS scores of a Turkish sample of infants, and to investigate whether the current reference values of the AIMS are representative for Turkish full-term infants. The study was conducted with 411 Turkish infants of both sexes (195 girls and 216 boys), born with gestational age 38 weeks and older, weighing ≥2500 g at birth. Motor performance of all the cases at different ages were assessed with the AIMS which was used by a physiotherapist. The mean AIMS scores of Turkish infants were compared with the norm values of the original AIMS established in a Canadian sample of infants. The results showed no statistically significant differences between the AIMS scores of Turkish and Canadian infants during the first 18 months of life except at 0-<1 and 2-<3 months of age. The AIMS scores were significantly lower in Turkish infants than in Canadian infants at 0-<1 (p=0.025) and 2-<3 (p=0.042) months of age. In conclusion, the AIMS can be used in Turkish children to assess gross motor development, especially after 4 months of age. However, this paper was presented as a preliminary study to compare AIMS results between Turkish and Canadian infants, and further studies are needed to realize the Turkish validation of AIMS.
  • PublicationOpen Access
    Evaluation of 563 children with chronic cough accompanied by a new clinical algorithm
    (2015-10-06) GEDIK, Ahmet Hakan; BAHALI, Kayhan; KUCUKKOC, Mehmet; NURSOY, Mustafa; GOKCE, Selim; Cakir, ERKAN; Ozkaya, EMİN; Uzuner, SELÇUK; Erenberk, UFUK; Torun, EMEL; DEMIR, Aysegul Dogan; AKSOY, Fadlullah; ÇAKIR, ERKAN; TORUN, EMEL; ERENBERK, UFUK; UZUNER, SELÇUK; NURSOY, MUSTAFA ATİLLA; ÖZKAYA, EMİN; AKSOY, FADLULLAH
    Background: This study aims to evaluate the children with chronic cough and to analyze their etiological factors according to the age groups. Method: Five hundred sixty-three children with chronic cough were included. The last diagnosis were established and were also emphasized according to the age groups. Results: The mean age was 5.4 ± 3.8 years (2-months–17-years) and 52 % of them were male. The most common final diagnosis from all the participants were: asthma (24.9 %), asthma-like symptoms (19 %), protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) (11.9 %), and upper airway cough syndrome (9.1 %). However, psychogenic cough was the second most common diagnosis in the subjects over 6 years of age. Conclusion: Asthma and asthma-like symptoms were the most common diagnosis in children. Different age groups in children may have a different order of frequencies. Psychogenic cough should be thought of in the common causes especially in older children.
  • PublicationOpen Access
    The comparition of the efficacy of two different probiotics in rotavirus gastroenteritis in children.
    (2012-01-01T00:00:00Z) Erdoğan, O; Tanyeri, B; Torun, EMEL; Gönüllü, E; Arslan, H; Oktem, F; TORUN, EMEL; ERENBERK, UFUK
    The aim of the study is to compare the clinical effectiveness of the probiotics—Saccharomyces boulardii and Bifidobacterium lactis—in children who had been diagnosed with rotavirus gastroenteritis. Materials and methods. Seventy five patients aged between 5 months–5 years diagnosed as rotavirus gastroenteritis were included in the study. The patients diagnosed as rotavirus gastroenteritis by latex agglutination test in stool were divided into 3 groups of twenty-five patients each: First group was given oral rehydration therapy and rapid refeeding with a normal diet with Saccharomyces boulardii (spp. I-745), second group was given oral rehydration therapy and rapid refeeding with a normal diet with Bifidobacterium lactis (spp. B94, culture number: N◦118529) and third group received only oral rehydration therapy and rapid refeeding with a normal diet. Results. The duration of diarrhea was shorter in the group given oral rehydration therapy and rapid refeeding with a normal diet with Bifidobacterium lactis and Saccharomyces boulardii than the group given only oral rehydration therapy and rapid refeeding with a normal diet. Conclusion. Bifidobacterium lactis has a complemental role in the treatment of rotavirus gatroenteritis and other probiotics may also have a beneficial effect in rotavirus gastroenteritis compared with the therapy included only oral rehydration therapy and rapid refeeding with a normal diet.
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    Characteristic features of migraine in schoolchildren and adolescents and its relationship with autonomic nervous system disorders.
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    Chronic cough in childhood:Analysis of 505 cases
    (2014-09-07T00:00:00Z) Gedik, Ahmet Hakan; Çakır, Erkan; Torun, Emel; Doğan Demir, Ayşegül; Uzuner, Selçuk; Erenberk, Ufuk; Nursoy, Mustafa Atilla; Özkaya, Emin; ÇAKIR, ERKAN; TORUN, EMEL; DOĞAN DEMİR, AYŞEGÜL; UZUNER, SELÇUK; ERENBERK, UFUK; NURSOY, MUSTAFA ATİLLA; ÖZKAYA, EMİN
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    The effects of internet use intensity on qualityof life, anxiety and depression scores in pediatric migraine
    (2014-01-01T00:00:00Z) Torun, Emel; Güler, Serhat; Küçükkoç, Mehmet; Ölçer, Sema; Arslan, Hüseyin; TORUN, EMEL
  • PublicationOpen Access
    Serum paraoxonase 1 activity and oxidative stress in pediatric patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.
    Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the oxidative stress and paraoxonase 1 (PON1) levels in children with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) compared to healthy controls, and to examine the association of demographical with oxidative stress. Subjects and methods: Forty children diagnosed with pulmonary TB and 40 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were enrolled in the study. Serum total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS) and PON1 levels were measured. The oxidative stress index (OSI) was calculated to indicate the degree of oxidative stress. Results: The TAS levels were lower (1.73 ± 0.5 vs. 2.54 ± 1.2 μmol Trolox Eq/l) while TOS levels were significantly higher (26.9 ± 14.4 vs. 13.4 ± 7.7 μmol H2O2 Eq/l) in the TB group than in the controls (p < 0.001). The OSI was significantly higher in the TB group than in the controls (21.2 ± 5.1 vs. 6.5 ± 4.9 units, p = 0.006). Serum PON1 levels were significantly lower in the TB group than in the controls (14.2 ± 13.2 vs. 28.4 ± 17.3 U/l, p < 0.001). The lower PON1 levels correlated with TAS and OSI levels but not with anthropometric parameters (r = 0.264, p = 0.018 and r = -0.255, p = 0.023, respectively). Conclusion: The TOS and OSI levels were higher and the TAS and PON1 levels were lower in pediatric patients with pulmonary TB when compared to healthy controls. This indicates greater oxidative stress in the patients.
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    Analysis of 1022 procedures from a single center
    (2011-06-11T00:00:00Z) Kut, Arif; Çakır, Erkan; Çakır, Fatma Betül; Torun, Emel; ÇAKIR, ERKAN; ÇAKIR, FATMA BETÜL; TORUN, EMEL
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    Serum catalase, thiol and myeloperoxidase levels in children passively exposed to cigarette smoke.
    (2019-05-09T00:00:00Z) Torun, Emel; Kahraman, Feyza Ustabas; Goksu, Ahmet Zaid; Vahapoglu, Aysel; Çakın, Zeynep Ebru; TORUN, EMEL; USTABAŞ KAHRAMAN, FEYZA; VEHAPOĞLU TÜRKMEN, AYSEL
    Background: Free radicals found in cigarette smoke can harm all tissues and cellular structures in the human body. Passive smoking increases free radical production, leads to the depletion of antioxidants and increases oxidative stress which causes lipid peroxidation. Many studies have been conducted to determine the effects of passive smoking on antioxidant enzymes and lipid levels in adults, but pediatric studies on this topic are few. In our study, we compared the levels of antioxidants, oxidants, total and LDL cholesterol in children exposed to passive cigarette smoking with a healthy control group that was not exposed to passive smoking.