A Oztürk

Erciyes Üniversitesi, Kayseri, Kayseri, Turkey

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Publications (8)7.52 Total impact

  • Pediatrics International 03/2004; 46(1):91-3. · 0.88 Impact Factor
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    H Caksen, S Kurtoglu, A Oztürk
    Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore 02/2004; 33(1):128. · 1.36 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Emergency Medicine 11/2002; 23(3):305-6. · 1.33 Impact Factor
  • A Oztürk, H Güzel, I Gün, Y Ostürk
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    ABSTRACT: Imams are religious leaders who have significant influence on the social attitudes and behavior of a society. This study examined the views of imams on family planning and their personal preference of birth control methods. Using a pre-prepared questionnaire, an on-site individual interview was conducted face-to-face with each of 164 imams at Kayseri, a city in Central Anatolia. All of the imams included in the study knew of at least one family planning method. Withdrawal was the most widely known method of family planning (84.2%). Among imams, 88.4% approved the use of birth control. While only 61.8% of the imams used at least one method of family planning, 20.1% used none at all. Of the family planning methods used, we considered 43.1% efficient (modem) and 18.7% inefficient (traditional). The most important factor affecting preference of traditional methods was religious suitability. Contrary to common belief, imams viewed family planning positively and used family planning methods at a rate similar to that of the general public. If provided with accurate information, we believe that imams may have a positive contribution to make in the development of family planning programs.
    The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care 10/2002; 7(3):144-9. · 1.81 Impact Factor
  • The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 09/2001; 68(8):797-9. · 0.72 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: An analysis of seven infants with Brachmann-de Lange syndrome, of whom two identical twin sisters: Brachmann-de Lange syndrome (BDLS) is characterized by typical facial features, intrauterine growth retardation, short stature, microbrachycephaly, hirsutism and limb anomalies. Here, we reviewed the findings of seven infants with BDLS, of whom two were identical twin sisters of normal parents. All of the infants' parents were normal, and no consanguinity between the parents was noted although the ratio of consanguineous marriages is very high (21.1%) in Turkey. It is well known that most cases of BDLS are sporadic, some cases of this disorder are inherited in an autosomal dominant trait. Our findings suggested that familial cases of BDLS were infrequent, and vast majority of cases appeared to be sporadic and the occurrence of the syndrome in the identical twin sisters of normal parents was also thought a heterogeneity in this condition, overlapping with other conditions and syndromes as mentioned by Fryns et al.
    Genetic counseling (Geneva, Switzerland) 02/2001; 12(4):373-7. · 0.32 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Sixteen collodion babies followed in the Neonatal Care Unit between January 1982 and December 1994 were evaluated retrospectively. The preterm/term ratio was 1.6, and complete shedding of the collodion membrane took an average of 21.9 days (range 18-46 days). Problems noted were marked temperature instability, defective barrier function, increased insensible water loss predisposing to hypernatremic dehydration, cutaneous infections and septicemia. Hypernatremia was observed in 11 (68.7%) and septic infection in seven patients (43.7%). All the infants were treated topically with vaseline containing five percent lactic acid. In the hypernatremic infants, intravenous fluid was administered for rehydration. In the septic infants, antibiotics were used according to the antibiogram. Four of the infants died due to septicemia. The mortality rate was 25 percent, and the major complications included hypernatremia, cutaneous infection and sepsis.
    The Turkish journal of pediatrics 01/1997; 39(1):55-9. · 0.56 Impact Factor
  • O Günay, A Oztürk, Y Oztürk
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, the effects of educating mothers on acute respiratory infections were investigated in Hacilar district of Kayseri, a province in Central Anatolia. The intervention group included 69 children and the control group 57 children between the ages of 0 and 4 years. The children in both groups were checked for symptoms of acute respiratory infections (ARI) in January 1990 and 1991, before and after intervention. The intervention consisted of 30 minutes of face-to-face education of mothers regarding ARI prevention and treatment. In addition, the numbers of clinic visits by children for acute infections before and after intervention were compared. The prevalence of acute respiratory infections decreased from 49.3% to 27.5% in the intervention group and from 43.9% to 38.6% in the control group. The decrease in the prevalence of acute respiratory infections in the intervention group differed significantly, from that of the control group. On the other hand, clinic visits by the intervention group for acute respiratory infections increased significantly.
    The Turkish journal of pediatrics 36(1):1-5. · 0.56 Impact Factor