Ethem Erginoz

Ethem Erginoz
İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa · Department of Public Health

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Internet addiction is a growing behavioral health problem in modern societies. In this study, we aimed to determine the prevalence of internet addiction (IA) and social media addiction (SMA) and their relationship with sociodemographic factors, lifestyle habits, and internet usage patterns among medical students. This cross-sectional study was cond...
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Background: Healthcare personnel are among the COVID-19 risk groups. For this reason, increased absence from work affects the loss of labor. Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the workforce loss amongst health personnel working in our hospital due to COVID-19 in a one-year period. Methods: Workforce loss of healthcare workers was assessed...
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Background: The quality of health care provided to neonates and technological progress in neonatal intensive care units over time have contributed to significant improvements in short and long-term outcomes of premature infants. Purpose: We aimed to compare the short-term outcomes of infants from our level IIIC neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) i...
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Brown adipose tissue (BAT) has recently gained scientific interest for its functional capacity to burn excess energy. Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF 21) targets BAT where it stimulates mitochondrial inner membrane protein Uncoupling Protein 1 (UCP 1) gene expression, and thus promotes glucose oxidation and energy expenditure. Circulating FGF 21 l...
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The purpose of this study was to determine the health/health risk behaviors of a group of Turkish adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to determine the prevalence and explore the exact effect of these behaviors on glycemic control (GC). A total of 210 adolescents (age 12–20 years; diabetes duration >6 months; no additional comorbidities), complet...
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Aim: An important life-threatening complication of intensive chemotherapy administered in children with leukemia is febrile neutropenia. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and consequences of febrile neutropenia attacks in children who were treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Material and methods: Nighty-six...
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Aim: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the prevalence of the self reported health behaviors and differences in these behaviors by gender and grades in high school adolescents in İzmir, Turkey. Material and methods: A stratified cluster sampling procedure was used for this cross-sectional study. The study sample included 2 29...
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Objective: There is a need to manage epilepsy, which is a common neurological disease, in terms of occupational health and safety at work environment. Numerous individuals with epilepsy is a part of the working population. Main problems are disease perception of patients, employers and coworkers, the severity and control of seizures, social accepta...
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Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an acute self-limited disease of childhood, mostly resolving within 6 months irrespective of whether therapy is given or not. Treatment options when indicated include corticosteroids, intravenous immune globulin (IVIG), and anti-RhD immunoglobulin. We reviewed our 32 years' experience for first-line therapy of acute...
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Vitamin D has been suggested to be active as an immunomodulator in autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). The goal of the present study was to investigate the vitamin D status in HT patients. This prevalence case-control study was conducted on 90 patients with HT (of ages 12.32±2.87 years) and 79 age-matched healthy controls (11....
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The objective of this study was to compare iron levels of infants fed with supplementary foods because of malnutrition,to those who were supported with complementary foods from sixth months of age, when the breast milk alone is not sufficient. Eighty-four healthy infants aged 6 to 9 months were enrolled. Infants without a nutritional problem, with...
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Aim: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) carry similar clinical and biological properties. Both are characterized with chronic inflammation attacks and neutrophil migration and impaired apoptosis mechanism are present in the areas of damage in both conditions. In our study, we aimed to determine the frequency of...
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The aim of our study was to investigate the anti-tetanus and anti-diphtheria antibody titres and the placental transfer of these antibodies in a group of vaccinated and unvaccinated mothers and their term or preterm offsprings. Anti-tetanus and anti-diphtheria toxoid IgG antibodies were measured quantitatively by ELISA in 91 infant-mother pairs. Pr...
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In our study, we aimed to determine the presence of interleukin-10 (IL-10) receptor resistance gene mutations as a cause of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children aged 0-18 years with a diagnosis of IBD by genetic analysis and to compare patients with versus without IL-10 receptor mutation in terms of demographic, clinical and laboratory find...
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The resurgence of pertussis has resulted in an increased morbidity and mortality, especially among young infants. The aim of our study was to determine the antibody concentrations against pertussis antigens in cord and maternal blood in both preterm and term infant-mother pairs and to evaluate the efficacy of transplacental antibody transfer. Antib...
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders and when compared to the vast knowledge pertaining to adults with IBS, very little is known about IBS in children and adolescents. We aimed to explore the prevalence of IBS, identify symptoms and contributing factors and also to examine the efficacy of tr...
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The aim of this study was to explore the relationships between involvement in bullying behaviors and school, family, and peer factors. Health Behavior in School Age Children survey questionnaire was used. Of the students surveyed, 20% were both bully and victim, 11% were bully, and 21% were victim. Being male, poor parental support, and poor monito...
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Objective: The aim of this study is to compare the blood lead levels in employed and unemployed women and associate the difference with sociodemographic and reproductive factors. Participants: Out of a 100 women attending the routine check-up unit of Family Medicine Department for screening of osteoporosis and blood lead levels, 63 post-menopaus...
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Background and Objectives: Their employees' work stress and stress symptoms can cause physical and mental health problems by influence from work-related risk factors. The aim of the present study was to assess work performance, general mental health and stress symptoms of office workers and pharmaceutical representatives in a pharmaceutical company...
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Aim To compare the quality of the 2008 cancer mortality data of the Istanbul Directorate of Cemeteries (IDC) with the 2008 data of International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), and discuss the suitability of using this databank for estimations of cancer mortality in the future. Methods We used 2008 an...
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Indoor PM2.5 levels have been measured in the Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty during the autumn of 2007 between September and December. PM2.5 was measured for a period of 8 h during the workday (8.30 a.m.-4.30 p.m.). The maximum PM2.5 level equal to 388.5 μg/m3 was found at the administrative building. The highest average PM2.5 was 160.1 μg/m3 measured...
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We examined the association of active ghrelin levels with birth weight, sex, and gestational age (GA) in small for GA (SGA) and appropriate for GA (AGA) preterm infants. Active ghrelin levels were measured by ELISA method during the first five postnatal days in 38 preterm SGA infants and 32 preterm AGA controls. Active ghrelin levels were significa...
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AIM: Noise pollution is one of the important problems among the environmental pollution. In this present study we tried to show that the noise at hospital problem is still exceeding and tried to investigate the sources of noise that annoyed the patients mostly. With this purposes sound levels were measured in wards of Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty and...
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Summary Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the differences between rural and urban adolescents rsquo; health and health behaviors Material and Method: The data presented in this study were a part of the Turkish data nbsp; collected for the cross sectional and international nbsp; ldquo;Health Behavior in School aged Children 2005 2006 study...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the relationships between physical activity level and demographic characteristics nbsp; body mass index nbsp; and some other health behaviors nbsp; in Turkish adolescents
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Health Behavior in School aged Children Study HBSC was conducted in five European countries in 1983 1984 nbsp; for the first time It is a WHO collaborative cross sectional study which nbsp; involves nbsp; a wide network of multinational researchers It is repeated every four years Forty three countries including Turkey participated in the 2009 2010...
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Objective: In this study, we wanted to investigate the influence of variables such as age, gender, number of admissions, and units that hospitalized patients, on the duration of hospital stays of 241,341 patients who admitted to Cerrahpasa Faculty Hospital between March 2000 and February 2009. We tried to assess the relative contributions of short...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the relationships between physical activity level and demographic characteristics, body mass index and some other health behaviors in Turkish adolescents. Material and Method: The data presented in this study were a part of the Turkish data collected for the cross-sectional and international “Health Behav...
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The association of cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is well known and its relationship with low serum cholesterol in ICH patients might be of interest. A total of 105 patients with ICH were evaluated. In all subjects cholesterol levels were measured after 12h of fasting and gradient-echo magnetic resonance imaging (GE...
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• Objective: This study was conducted to determine the levels of TVOCs, CO, CO2 concentrations of Cerrahpasa. Medical Faculty, Istanbul University . • Material and Method: In this study the VOCs, CO and CO2 levels in the largest hospital building of the Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty were measured. The sample comprised three rooms from the central labo...
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Medical waste can consist of infectious, radioactive, and toxic substances from hospitals, laboratories, and clinics. In this study, total medical wastes volume were investigated for different medical organization such as state, university and private hospitals in Istanbul during 2002 to 2007. Thus the changing medical waste amount were analyzed ye...
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Several impulse control disorders (ICDs) may develop in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). We aimed to identify the frequency and phenomenology of ICDs in our PD population. Among 554 PD patients examined in a 3-year period, we identified 33 patients with ICDs. Disease duration, gender, and age-matched 65 PD patients without ICDs were selected...
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To determine praxis function in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and multiple system atrophy (MSA). Nineteen patients with PD and 16 patients with probable MSA were recruited into study. Twenty-five age-matched, healthy subjects were included as controls. The Mayo Clinic praxis test battery was applied. Pantomime tasks, including oral/facial,...
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Impulse control disorders (ICDs) are mainly triggered by dopaminergic therapy in Parkinson's disease (PD). Previously, we failed to identify a relationship between the types of dopaminergic therapy and occurrence of ICDs in 33 PD patients. In this study, we aim to evaluate the outcome of ICD behaviors in the same patient group. Among 33 patients wi...
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Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the differences between rural and urban adolescents’ health and health behaviors.Material and Method: The data presented in this study were a part of the Turkish data collected for the cross-sectional and international “Health Behavior in School-aged Children 2005/2006 study” which aimed to evaluate adoles...
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The use of the vital blood and blood products that will not produce outside the body have been discovered towards the end of the 1700s. Definning of different blood group in the early 1900s and increasing use of blood transfusions provided to gain a vital place in the treatment. Because of developing technologies, changing living conditions, the em...
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The use of the vital blood and blood products that will not produce outside the body have been discovered towards the end of the 1700s. Definning of different blood group in the early 1900s and increasing use of blood transfusions provided to gain a vital place in the treatment. Because of developing technologies, changing living conditions, the em...
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The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of different doses of vitamin C on oxidative liver injury due to isoniazid (INH) in rats. Rats were divided into four subgroups, each containing 10 rats. Group 1 was the control group; group 2, INH 50 mg/kg per day; group 3, INH 50 mg/kg per day + low-dose vitamin C (100 mg/kg per day); gro...
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Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) or Pet Therapy is an adjunctive therapy by taking advantage of human and animal interaction, activate the physiological and psychological mechanisms, initiate positive changes improving health in metabolism. In recent years, this interaction are in use to treat psychological and psychiatric disorders such as stress, de...
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Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a new alternative intervention program using by advantage from human animal interaction in order to support quality of life in patients with chronic disease and to help in the treatment of the diseases which have negatively impact on mental health. In recent years, studies have shown that AAT has important benefits...
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To evaluate the relation between maternal prenatal hemoglobin concentration and neonatal anthropometric measurements. All pregnant women who gave birth at the Obstetrics Department of Dr. LK Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2006, and their newborns were included in this prospective, cross...
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Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the possible side effects of central nervous system (CNS) prophylactic treatment in childhood leukemia by using cranial imaging techniques. Material and Method: Data collected from records of 90 patients diagnosed as acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and treated according to BFM-90 or TR-ALL 2000 protocol...
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The expertise of veterinary public health is a necessary component of the public health activities in response to against emerging and re-emerging diseases. Controlling and preventing of emerging infections is required a multidisciplinary perception. The aim of this review is to position veterinary activities should be done in response to the facto...
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To determine regional percentile values and compare them with currently used national and international curves, we determined the birth weight, height and head and chest circumference of 3688 term neonates born in a state hospital in the Anatolian part of Istanbul, Turkey. Mean birth weight, height and head and chest circumference were 3334 (SD 494...
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Epidemiological studies have shown that the incidence of intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is high in patients with low cholesterol levels. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between ICH and low cholesterol in cases of primary ICH. Two hundred and fifty-nine patients with primary intracerebral haemorrhage and 137 healthy individ...
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We aimed to determine the status of and factors associated with adolescent health care delivery and training in Europe on behalf of the European Paediatric Association-UNEPSA. A questionnaire was mailed to the presidents of 48 national paediatric societies in Europe. For statistical analyses, non-parametric tests were used as appropriate. Six of th...
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Aim: To determine the nutritional status of children in the day nursery by antropometric measures. Material and Method: Children who lived in the day nursery between April-June 2005, were evaluated for nutritional status by measuring height, weight, head circumference, thorax circumference, superior midarm circumference, skinfold thickness, and by...
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Aim: To determine the nutritional status of children attending the day nursery by anthropometric measures, and to investigate the nutritional status of children who live in families having a certain educational status, a socio-economic level and social assurance. Material and Method: Children who attending the day nursery between November 2004- Jan...
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The aim of this study was to investigate bullying behaviours and their associations with health and health risk behaviours. This study involved completion of the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) and Youth Self Report (YSR) questionnaires by 3,519 students. Of the students, 59.4% (n=2,091) were neither bullies/nor victims, 22% (n=774)...
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In this prospective study, the authors aimed to show intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) incidence of premature newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey, and its risk factors, and they tried to compare these results with those they reported 8 years ago. A total of 103 premature newborns, hospita...
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To assess the effect of ergot derivatives on cardiac valves in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Echocardiography was performed on 46 PD patients who used either pergolide or cabergoline (MonoPD) or both (MixPD) for a minimum of 1 year and 49 age-matched healthy controls. Valvular regurgitation was graded as mild, moderate and severe. MonoPD...
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Psychotic symptoms (PS) in Parkinson's disease (PD) usually develop as a side effect of the dopaminergic therapy and consist of hallucinations and delusions. We observed that PD patients who developed delusions tend to be younger than those with hallucinations and we aimed to investigate the validity of this observation. The medical records of 127...
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Aim: To measure leptin and homocysteine levels in serum of pediatric patients with portal hypertension, in order to assess their role in the development of hemodynamic and nutritional changes. Material and Method: Twenth-four patients with intrahepatic portal hypertension (IHPH), ten patients with extrahepatic portal hypertension (EHPH) and twenty...
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Although levodopa (LD) is the gold standard therapy for symptomatic treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), the chronic use of LD leads to the development of motor complications in almost all patients. We assessed the presence and risk factors for motor complications in PD patients on LD therapy. We examined 555 PD patients on LD for the presence or...
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To identify features related to the development of hallucinations in Parkinson's disease (PD). Seventy PD patients with hallucinations (group 1) and 60 PD patients without hallucinations (group 2) were evaluated for disease severity, presence of motor complications, rapid eye movement (REM) behavior disorder (RBD), and antiparkinsonian drug profile...
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The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of sexual abuse in female adolescents in Istanbul, Turkey from data collected as part of a school-based population study on health and health behaviors. A stratified cluster sampling procedure was used for this cross-sectional study. The study sample included 1,955 randomly selected 9th thr...
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To show the effects of a single course of antenatal betamethasone on cardiac measurements and systolic functions in premature newborn infants. Seventy six newborn infants with a gestational age of 25-33 weeks were included in the study. They were first classified according to their gestational age: 25-29 weeks (n = 28) and 30-33 weeks (n = 48). The...
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Background We have observed mild bradykinesia in essential tremor (ET) patients, which do not satisfy the criteria of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Objective To compare the mean movement time for repetitive movements around distal and proximal joints in ET patients with normal controls by using a simple test paradigm. Patients and methods Seventeen p...
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The response to mycobacteria-derived purified protein (PPD) is mediated primarily by T-helper-1 response and is expected to be inhibited in atopic diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the PPD response is different in atopic asthmatic children. 40 atopic asthmatic children (mean age 8.3 +/- 4.9 years) and 40 healthy age- and se...
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Unlabelled: The objective of this study was to investigate health status of Turkish adolescents and to determine the factors affecting their self perceptions of health. The subjects of the study were 4,153 grade 9-11 students from 26 randomly selected high schools in Istanbul. In total, 78% (n = 3231) and 62% (n = 2537) of the students reported th...
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The purpose of this study was to provide data about the prevalence of violent behaviour among high school students living in Istanbul and to determine the correlates of physical fighting. This study involved the completion of a modified version of 'Health Behaviour in School Age Children (HBSC) 1997/1998' survey questionnaire by 4153 grade 9-11 stu...
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The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence, associated symptoms, and clinical outcomes of children with acute abdominal pain who had been admitted to an emergency department. Children aged between 2 and 16 years who presented to the emergency department of Cerrahpaşa Medical School, Istanbul University between July 2001 and August...
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Recombinant human growth hormone and nandrolone phenylpropionate are two different anabolic agents. This study was designed to investigate the effects of these anabolic agents on the healing of ischemic colon anastomosis in rats. Seventy adult male Wistar rats were divided into five groups (n = 14). Group I was the sham laparotomy group. In the oth...
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The optimal extent of resection for carcinoma of gastric cardia remains a subject of controversy. Although both total gastrectomy (TG) and proximal gastrectomy (PG) have their own advantages, similar survival rates were given for both. The main aim of this study is to investigate whether the extent of resection is an important prognostic factor in...
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This cross-sectional study involved the completion of a modified version of "Health Behavior in School Age Children" (HBSC 1997/1998) questionnaire by 4,153 grade 9-11 students from 26 randomly selected high schools in ̇ Istanbul. Chi-square test, Spearman correlation test and forward stepwise multiple logistic regression model were used for statis...
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Data regarding the management of the portal hypertensive haemorrhage in the paediatric patients have yielded conflicting results. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of beta-blocker (propranolol) alone, sclerotherapy alone and beta-blocker + sclerotherapy combination in the management of portal hypertension in the paediatric popu...
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In the experimental stress literature, the results of investigations have not shown a specific sex-dependent vulnerability to stress ulceration. The aim of this study was to evaluate the importance of sex differences on stress ulcer development. Related to gender, the contributing factors for stress ulcer production such as luminal acidity, sialic...
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This study was conducted to evaluate the influence of demographic characteristics, hospital practices, maternal psychosocial factors, and knowledge about infant feeding and breast milk on duration of breastfeeding. The mothers of 91 healthy, term infants delivered at a university hospital between June 1998 and December 1998, and first seen in the w...
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Factors influencing the duration of exclusive breastfeeding in a group of Turkish women Müjgan Alikaşifoğlu, Ethem Erginoz, Emel Tasdelen Gur, Zuhal Baltas, Bahar Beker, Ahmet Arvas Journal of human lactation 17 (3), 220-226, 2001 This study was conducted to evaluate the influence of demographic characteristics, hospital practices, maternal psycho...