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    A harmful traditional practice in newborns with adrenocorticotropic hormone resistance syndrome: branding
    (2016-12-01T00:00:00Z) Baştuğ, Osman; KORKMAZ, LEVENT; Korkut, Sabriye; Halis, Hulya; GÜNEŞ, TAMER; Kurtoglu, Selim; KORKMAZ, LEVENT
    Branding refers to a traditional practice of creating -herapeutic- burns with hot iron rods over the skin in order to treat various diseases. Although branding is a harmful practice for the body, it has been used for various illnesses including physiologic jaundice in newborns, pneumonia, and convulsions. It causes serious morbidity and delays seeking proper medical care in neonates. Innovations of modern medicine and the use of evidence-based medicine should be preferred instead of these traditional practices. We present a branded mature newborn baby who was diagnosed as having adrenocorticotropic hormone resistance syndrome. This problem is very rare in Turkey; however, it is a very important health issue and has social aspects. Therefore, this case is presented to increase awareness.
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    Neonatal diabetes in an infant of a diabetic mother: same novel INS missense mutation in the mother and her offspring
    (2014-07-01T00:00:00Z) Öztürk, Mehmet Adnan; Kurtoglu, Selim; Bastug, Osman; KORKMAZ, LEVENT; Daar, Ghaniya; Memur, Seyma; Halis, Hulya; GÜNEŞ, TAMER; Hussain, Khalid; Ellard, Sian; KORKMAZ, LEVENT
    Neonatal diabetes is defined as an uncontrolled hyperglycemic state occurring within the first 6 months of life. It is a rare disease with an incidence of 1 to 90,000-250,000. It is usually a disease of genetic origin in which insulin gene mutations play the main role in the disease process. A baby, born to a mother who had previously been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus at 14 months of age, had a high blood sugar level within the first few hours after birth and was subsequently diagnosed as having neonatal diabetes mellitus. Baby and mother were identified as having a novel heterozygous insulin missense mutation, p.C109R. Difficulties occurred in both follow-up and feeding of the baby. Without the addition of the mother-s milk, an appropriate calorie milk formula and isophane insulin were used for the baby during follow-up. Multiple mechanisms are responsible in the pathogenesis of neonatal diabetes mellitus. Insulin gene mutations are one of the factors in the development of neonatal diabetes mellitus. If a resistant hyperglycemic state persists for a long time among babies, especially in those with intra-uterine growth retardation whose mothers are diabetic, the baby concerned should be followed-up carefully for the development of neonatal diabetes mellitus.
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    An evaluation of intra-hospital transport outcomes from tertiary neonatal intensive care unit
    (2016-06-17T00:00:00Z) Baştuğ, Osman; Güneş, Tamer; KORKMAZ, LEVENT; Elmali, Ferhan; Kucuk, Fatma; Ozturk, Mehmet Adnan; Kurtoglu, Selim; KORKMAZ, LEVENT
    Introduction: Patient transport has more important side effects in patients in the newborn age group than in other age groups. This study was performed to evaluate the intra-hospital transport of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit(NICU).Methods: A total of 284 babies hospitalized in the neonatal unit and transported inside the hospital were divided into three groups based on their weights at the time of transport. Their places of transport and important changes in the vital functions of the newborn that might have been caused by transport were recorded with a view to understand the vital effects of intra-hospital transport on the newborn.Results: In our unit, the primary reasons for transport were determined to be echocardiography and radiology (26.4% and 25.7%, respectively). In our study, hyperglycemia and hypothermia were among the statistically most significant side effects associated with transport (p0.05). As expected, the complication rate was higher in babies with low weight.Conclusions: Current weight is useful for assessing the risks of untoward outcomes associated with intra-hospital transport. Protecting patients from hypothermia during the time spent outside of the NICU would reduce the risk of complications.
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    Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome treated by medroxyprogesterone acetate
    (2014-09-01T00:00:00Z) Halis, Hulya; Memur, Seyma; Korkmaz, Levent; Bastug, Osman; GÜNEŞ, TAMER; Kurtoglu, Selim; KORKMAZ, LEVENT
    The activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis observed during the first month of life is thought to be a significant phase in the maturation of gonads and potentially be important for the development of reproductive functions. The preterm ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (POHS) was first detected at postconception 36-39 weeks in a preterm female newborn with edema developing in the vulva, the hypogastric site, and the upper leg. The pathophysiology of this postnatal hormonal change is obscure. In this paper we would like to present a case developing POHS and to discuss possible pathophyslogical mechanisms.
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    Fetal intracranial hemorrhage related to maternal autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura
    (2014-12-01T00:00:00Z) Kütük, Mehmet serdar; Croisille, Leo; GÖRKEM, SÜREYYA BURCU; YILMAZ, EBRU; Korkmaz, Levent; Bierling, Philippe; ÜNAL, EKREM; KORKMAZ, LEVENT
    Background Maternal autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (AITP) can cause fetal intracranial hemorrhage.
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    Short-term Refractive Effects of Propranolol Hydrochloride Prophylaxis on Retinopathy of Prematurity in Very Preterm Newborns
    (2018-01-01T00:00:00Z) Korkmaz, LEVENT; KARACA, Çağatay; Akın, Mustafa Ali; Bastug, Osman; Sahiner, Mustafa; Ozdemir, Ahmet; GÜNEŞ, Tamer; ÖZTÜRK, Mehmet Adnan; Kurtoglu, Selim; KORKMAZ, LEVENT
    Purpose: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is one of the major problems of surviving premature infants with several ophthalmic morbidities such as increased risk of refractive errors, strabismus, and cortical visual impairment. Use of propranolol hydrochloride (PH) for the prevention of ROP is a new promising treatment modality. However, long-term effects are still to be defined. In our study, we aimed to investigate the short-term refractive effects of PH used for ROP prophylaxis in very preterm newborns.
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    Giant right atrial thrombus in premature newborn
    (2014-04-01T00:00:00Z) BAYKAN, ALİ; Özyurt, Abdullah; KORKMAZ, LEVENT; PAMUKÇU, ÖZGE; Argun, Mustafa; ÖZTÜRK, ADNAN; Kurtoglu, Selim; Narin, Nazmi; KORKMAZ, LEVENT
    Pediatric guidelines for treatment options of right atrial thrombosis in newborn are quite limited. Herein we present a case with giant atrial thrombosis resulting from umbilical venous catheter and intend to discuss the therapy in the area of current literature on right atrial thrombus in newborn and children.
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    Evaluation of symmetrical increased echogenicity of bilateral caudothalamic grooves detected on cranial ultrasonography by comparing with susceptibility-weighted imaging
    (2018-06-01T00:00:00Z) Doğan, Mehmet Said; Koç, Gonca; Doganay, Selim; Dogan, Sumeyra; Ozdemir, Ahmet; Korkmaz, Levent; COŞKUN, ABDULHAKİM; KORKMAZ, LEVENT
    To assess symmetrical increased echogenicity of bilateral caudothalamic grooves (SIEBCG) detected on newborn cranial ultrasonography (CUS) using magnetic resonance susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI).
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    Maternal Obesity and its Short- and Long-Term Maternal and Infantile Effects
    (2016-06-01T00:00:00Z) KORKMAZ, LEVENT; Baştuğ, Osman; Kurtoğlu, Selim; KORKMAZ, LEVENT
    Obesity, in childhood or in adulthood, remains to be a global health problem. The worldwide prevalence of obesity has increased in the last few decades, and consequently, the women of our time suffer more gestational problems than women in the past. The prevalence of obesity is greater in older women than in younger ones and in women with low educational level than in their counterparts with a higher level of education. Maternal obesity during pregnancy may increase congenital malformations and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Maternal obesity is associated with a decreased intention to breastfeed, decreased initiation of breastfeeding, and decreased duration of breastfeeding. We discuss the current epidemiological evidence for the association of maternal obesity with congenital structural neural tube and cardiac defects, fetal macrosomia that predisposes infants to birth injuries and to problems with physiological and metabolic transition, as well as potential for long-term complications secondary to prenatal and neonatal programming effects compounded by a reduction in sustained breastfeeding.