Emel Orun

Fatih University, İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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Publications (4)4.33 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: The compliance of parents with child passenger safety (CPS) has been mainly explained by their level of knowledge. Social, ethnic and cultural factors have not been investigated in detail. This study investigated the rate of compliance of parents with CPS guidelines, as well as the factors hindering it. Parents of infants aged 2-10 days were enrolled. The proportions of families obtaining a car safety seat (CSS; 57%) and complying with CPS recommendations (2%) were very low. Most of the parents thought CSS were harmful for infants (mother, 57%; father, 63%), despite having already purchased one. Parents believed their children to be too small to use CSS and cannot sit in CSS because they should lie flat on their backs at all times. These prejudices may be due to the social and cultural circumstances specific to Turkey, or corresponding findings may be found in countries with similar socioeconomic status.
    Pediatrics International 12/2013; 55(6):798-800. · 0.88 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Hair loss in children can have psychologic effects that interfere with a child's growth and development. In our case series, we evaluated 1003 children aged 0 months to 17 years who presented to the pediatric and dermatology outpatient clinics at Fatih University, Ankara, Turkey, from December 2009 through October 2010. The patients were routinely examined for scalp disorders and hair loss. We documented 69 patients with scalp disorders and hair loss, most commonly seborrheic dermatitis (SD), transient neonatal hair loss (TNHL), alopecia areata (AA), temporal triangular alopecia (TTA), and pityriasis amiantacea (PA); The clinical presentation of scalp disorders and hair loss in children varies widely and may be attributed to congenital or acquired causes. Hair loss in children can be associated with serious illness. Therefore, hair examination by a pediatrician or dermatologist is an important part of the physical examination.
    Cutis; cutaneous medicine for the practitioner 11/2012; 90(5):225-9. · 0.82 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Methylphenidate is a short-acting stimulant. In this article, the authors report a 7-year-old male patient who presented with orofacial and limb dyskinesia after his first dose of methylphenidate treatment for a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; he was also receiving sodium valproate treatment for epilepsy. Orofacial dyskinesia appeared 5 hours after methylphenidate administration, persisted for 10 hours, and had completely resolved within 2 days. Although limb dyskinesia after methylphenidate is a commonly reported side effect, to the authors' knowledge this is only the second reported case to develop both orofacial and limb dyskinesia in the acute period after the first dose of methylphenidate. This case is reported to emphasize the potential side effects of methylphenidate, individual differences in drug sensitivities, and drug-receptor interactions via different mechanisms.
    Journal of child neurology 07/2012; · 1.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We aimed to investigate zinc and copper concentrations in breast milk at two months postpartum and the relationship between these concentrations and the characteristics of mother infant dyads. A total of 142 mothers were enrolled. The median concentrations of breast milk Zinc and Copper were 625 ug/L and 239 ug/L, respectively. These concentrations were not related to maternal age, parity, smoking habits, iron and vitamin/mineral supplementation, birthweight, gestational age, or feeding type. The concentrations had no effect on anthropometric measurements of infants at two months of age.
    Indian pediatrics 08/2011; 49(2):133-5. · 1.04 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

4 Citations
4.33 Total Impact Points


  • 2011–2013
    • Fatih University
      • • Department of Pediatrics
      • • Department of Dermatology
      İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey