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Turkish Journal of Pediatrics

Serkan Özsoylu, Başak Nur Akyıldız, Adem Dursun
Özsoylu S, Akyıldız BN, Dursun A. Ogilvie syndrome presenting with septic shock. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 225-227. Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO) is also known as Ogilvie`s. We report a 10-year-old child with an unremarkable past history who presented with septic shock including hypotension, prolonged capillary refill time, decreased urine output ( < 0.5 ml/kg/h), metabolic acidosis, liver failure, respiratory failure. The symptoms resolved with supportive therapy. In our patient septic shock contributed to Ogilvie syndrome...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Ufuk Ateş, Nil Yaşam Taştekin, Fuad Mammadov, Ergun Ergün, Gülnur Göllü, Özlem Selvi Can, Tayfun Uçar, Meltem Bingöl-Koloğlu, Aydın Yağmurlu, Tanju Aktuğ
Ateş U, Taştekin NY, Mammadov F, Ergün E, Göllü G, Can ÖS, Uçar T, Bingöl-Koloğlu M, Yağmurlu A, Aktuğ T. Stuck tunneled central venous catheters in children: Four cases removed by angiography assistance. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 221-224. Adherent tunneled catheters can usually be removed by a surgical cut down, but in some cases the line can become stuck to the wall of the central veins. In such cases, forceful traction can cause vascular injury, or fracture of the catheter. We present four cases of fixated cuffed tunneled catheters...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Dilek Çavuşoğlu, Nihal Olgaç-Dündar, Özgür Öztekin, Taha Reşid Özdemir, Pınar Arıcan, Pınar Gençpınar
Çavuşoğlu D, Olgaç-Dündar N, Öztekin Ö, Özdemir TR, Arıcan P, Gençpınar P. The first pediatric case of leukoencephalopathy with brainstem and spinal cord involvement and lactate elevation (LBSL) from Turkey. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 216-220. Leukoencephalopathy with brainstem and spinal cord involvement and lactate elevation (LBSL) is defined as an autosomal recessive inheritance disorder characterized by slowly progressive cerebellar, pyramidal and dorsal column dysfunction. The diagnosis is based on specific magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities (MRI) in the cerebral and cerebellar white matter and selective involvement of white matter tracts in the brain stem and spinal cord...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Funda Baştuğ, Hülya Nalçacıoğlu, Veysel Nijat Baş, Binnaz Tekatlı-Çelik, Hasan Çetinkaya, Sibel Yel
Baştuğ F, Nalçacıoğlu H, Baş VN, Tekatlı-Çelik B, Çetinkaya H, Yel S. Acute renal failure due to severe hypercalcemia and nephrocalcinosis treated with two doses of pamidronate in an infant with Williams-Beuren syndrome. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 210-215. Infantile hypercalcemia has been reported in 15% of infants and children with Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) and has generally mild clinical symptoms. However, the need for pamidronate treatment in a few infants with severe hypercalcemia associated with WBS has been reported in literature...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Ali Yurtseven, Mümine Türksoylu, Pınar Yazıcı, Bülent Karapınar, Eylem Ulaş Saz
Yurtseven A, Türksoylu M, Yazıcı P, Karapınar B, Saz EU. A `glue sniffer` teenager with anuric renal failure and hepatitis. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 206-209. `Inhalant abuse` is a common form of volatile drug abuse throughout the world especially in developing countries. This substance mainly contains toluene. Acute toluene inhalation produces a biphasic response with an initial central nervous system (CNS) excitation followed by CNS depression as well as various metabolic alterations. Chronic inhalational abuse is associated with muscular weakness, gastrointestinal symptoms, renal and hepatic injury...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Melikşah Keskin, Şenay Savaş-Erdeve, Semra Çetinkaya, Zehra Aycan
Keskin M, Savaş-Erdeve Ş, Çetinkaya S, Aycan Z. Low hemoglobin A1c levels in a patient with diabetic ketoacidosis: Fulminant type 1 diabetes mellitus. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 201-205. Fulminant type 1 diabetes mellitus (FT1DM) is a clinical condition that is characterized by remarkably rapid and complete pancreatic β-cell destruction, rapid onset of hyperglycemic symptoms followed by ketoacidosis. In most cases this process takes a few days. Although rare, there have been clinical manifestations with a prolonged progress that lasts longer than one week...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Eren Soyaltın, Demet Alaygut, Caner Alparslan, Tunç Özdemir, Seçil Arslansoyu- Çamlar, Fatma Mutlubaş, Belde Kasap-Demir, Önder Yavaşcan
Soyaltın E, Alaygut D, Alparslan C, Özdemir T, Arslansoyu-Çamlar S, Mutlubaş F, Kasap-Demir B, Yavaşcan Ö. A rare cause of neonatal hypertension: Congenital mesoblastic nephroma. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 198-200. A rare cause of neonatal hypertension: Congenital Mesoblastic Nephroma (CMN) is a rare renal tumor in childhood and has been reported with palpable abdominal mass, hypertension, hematuria, polyuria and hypercalcemia. Histopathologically it has been classified into two histological types: classic and cellular...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Hilal Şahin, Yeliz Pekçevik
Şahin H, Pekçevik Y. Pulmonary artery sling anomaly presenting with unilateral lung hyperinflation: A case report. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 194-197. Left pulmonary artery sling is a rare congenital pulmonary artery anomaly which presents with tracheal compression due to vascular ring formation. Rarely, patients may present with hyperinflation or collapse of a lung unilaterally.We present a one-month-old infant with dyspnea who had a hyperinflated left lung and collapsed right lung. Computed tomography (CT) angiography demonstrated pulmonary sling causing compression of proximal parts of right and left main bronchi...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Alper Akın, Meki Bilici, Fikri Demir, Murat Muhtar Yılmazer, Mehmet Şah İpek, Hülya Kara
Akın A, Bilici M, Demir F, Yılmazer MM, İpek MŞ, Kara H. Percutaneous retrieval of umbilical vein catheter fragment in an infant two months after embolization. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 191-193. Umbilical vein catheterization is frequently preferred and a safe route of venous access especially in newborns. However, some cases with breaking and embolization of those catheters have been rarely reported. Herein we present a two-and-a-half-month-old infant being catheterized within first postnatal week and diagnosed to have embolization of the catheter fragment to conjunction of hepatic vein and right atrium...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Mozhdeh Sepaskhah, Jalal Hajizadeh, Fatemeh Sari-Aslani, Farideh Jowkar
Sepaskhah M, Hajizadeh J, Sari-Aslani F, Jowkar F. Tufted angioma arising at the site of hepatitis B vaccination: A case report. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 188-190. Tufted angioma is a benign vascular proliferation which presents most commonly in infants and children and could occasionally be complicated by Kasabach-Merritt syndrome. Here, we report a 4-month-old girl with erythematous firm plaque on left thigh at the site of hepatitis B vaccine injection accompanied with thrombocytopenia. Histological examination showed multiple lobules of capillary sized vascular proliferation in the dermis and subcutaneous fat (cannonball appearance) with dilated thin walled vascular channels at the periphery of the lobules...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Kıvılcım Karadeniz-Cerit, David Terence Thomas, Raziye Ergun, Nurdan Yıldız, Harika Alpay, Sabahat İnanir, E Tolga Dağlı, Halil Tuğtepe
Karadeniz-Cerit K, Thomas DT, Ergun R, Yıldız N, Alpay H, İnanır S, Dağlı ET, Tuğtepe H. Positional installation of contrast (PIC) and Redo-PIC cystography for diagnosis of occult vesicoureteral reflux. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 180-187. To evaluate the value of Positional Installation of Contrast (PIC) and Redo-PIC cystography in patients with febrile recurrent urinary tract infection (f-UTI) where voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) was negative. Patients with recurrent f-UTI with no reflux on VCUG referred to the outpatient clinic of Pediatric Urology, between June 2011 and June 2016 were included in the study...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Ahmet Sami Yazar, Seher Erdoğan, Ceyhan Şahin, Şirin Güven
Yazar AS, Erdoğan S, Şahin C, Güven Ş. Reliability of ultrasonography and the Alvarado scoring system in acute appendicitis. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 173-179. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of ultrasonography, the Alvarado score, mean platelet volume and C-reactive protein in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Patients admitted to the pediatric emergency department with abdominal pain who were operated on with a preliminary diagnosis of acute appendicitis were evaluated...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Pınar Zengin-Akkuş, Tuba Çelen-Yoldaş, Gökçe Kurtipek, Elif Nursel Özmert
Zengin-Akkuş P, Çelen-Yoldaş T, Kurtipek G, Özmert EN. Speech delay in toddlers: Are they only `late talkers`?. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 165-172. Speech delay is prevalent in toddlers. Although some children with speech delay are able to catch up with their peers with time, the delay might be part of a broader condition such as global developmental delay, which requires specific diagnostic work-up. The current study aimed to present the demographic features, developmental profiles of the first 100 preschool-aged children who were seen at Hacettepe University İhsan Doğramacı Children`s Hospital-Developmental Pediatrics Unit with parental concern of speech delay...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Özge Altuğ-Gücenmez, Balahan Makay, Ayla Kaçar, Erbil Ünsal, Haluk Sarıhan, Murat Çakır
Altuğ-Gücenmez Ö, Makay B, Kaçar A, Ünsal E. Evaluation of restless legs syndrome and growing pains in children with familial Mediterranean fever. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 159-164. Growing pains (GP) and restless leg syndrome (RLS) are one of the frequently seen pain syndromes of childhood. These two pain syndromes -GP and RLS- may be confused with exertional leg pain (ELP) of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of fulfilling the criterion for GP and RLS among children with FMF...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Elif Sağ, Gülay Kaya, Elif Bahat-Özdoğan, Süleyman Caner Karahan, Mustafa İmamoğlu, Haluk Sarıhan, Murat Çakır
Sağ E, Kaya G, Bahat-Özdoğan E, Karahan SC, İmamoğlu M, Sarıhan H, Çakır M. Acute pancreatitis in children: A single center experience over ten years. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 153-158. Acute pancreatitis (AP) is an inflammatory disease characterized by sudden onset abdominal pain together with elevation of pancreatic enzymes and radiographic changes. Increased incidence of AP in children have been reported in recent reports. In this study; we aimed to analyze the demographic characteristics, etiology, outcome and incidence of AP among hospitalized children in our center...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Dilara Fatma Akın, Deniz Aşlar-Öner, Emin Kürekçi, Nejat Akar
Akın DF, Aşlar-Öner D, Kürekçi E, Akar N. Frequency of thiopurine S-methyltransferase gene variations in Turkish children with acute leukemia. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 147-152. In this study we aim to determine the genotype distribution and allele frequencies of common TPMT (*2, *3A, *3B and *3C) polymorphisms in Turkish children with acute leukemia. The study population consisted of 169 patients aged between 1 and 15 years who were admitted to Losante Pediatric Hematology and Children`s Hospital with the diagnosis of acute leukemia...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Deniz Özçeker, Utkucan Uçkun, Dürdane İslamova, Zeynep Tamay, Nermin Güler
Özçeker D, Uçkun U, İslamova D, Tamay Z, Güler N. Corticosteroid phobia among parents of asthmatic children. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 142-146. Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases among children. Its prevalence and morbidity have been rising in recent decades. Pediatric asthma causes a significant burden on families; allergen-avoidance measures, uncontrolled disease, and disease severity which are the major cost predictors of childhood asthma in Turkey. Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are considered as cornerstone medications in asthma management which reduce asthma morbidity and mortality...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Leila Khajavi, Gholamreza Khademi, Mehraneh Mehramiz, Abdolreza Norouzy, Mohammad Safarian
Khajavi L, Khademi G, Mehramiz M, Norouzy A, Safarian M. Association of dysglycemia with mortality in children receiving parenteral nutrition in pediatric intensive care unit. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 134-141. One of the most important complications of parenteral nutrition (PN) is a high incidence of hyperglycemia. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of parenteral nutrition dysglycemia on clinical outcomes among critically ill children in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Charts of 201 critically ill children admitted in PICU during 2012-2015 were reviewed retrospectively...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Başak Akyıldız, Sedat Öztürk, Nazan Ülgen-Tekerek, Selim Doğanay, Süreyya Burcu Görkem
Akyıldız B, Öztürk S, Ülgen-Tekerek N, Doğanay S, Görkem SB. Comparison between high-flow nasal oxygen cannula and conventional oxygen therapy after extubation in pediatric intensive care unit. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 126-133. The aim of this study was to compare the efficiency, safety, and outcomes of the high-flow nasal oxygen cannula (HFNC) and conventional oxygen therapy (COT) after extubation in children. A randomized controlled trial was conducted in a 13 bed pediatric intensive care unit. One-hundred children who underwent extubation were eligible for the study...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Burcu Çekin, Türkan Turan
Çekin B, Turan T. The stress levels of parents of premature infants and related factors in Nenoatal Intensive Care Units. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 117-125. The aim of this study is to determine the stress levels of parents whose premature baby are hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and to determine the factors affecting their stress. The study sample included 101 parents of premature babies in the NICU of a university hospital. Interviews were conducted with the parents. Additionally, the Parental Stress Scale: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (PSS:NICU) was administered...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
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