' Child Health & Pediatry '

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 23 Mar, 2012 At 10:52 AM | Kategori: Child Health & Pediatry

Exstrophy Bladder exstrophy results from defective development of the anterior bladder and lower abdominal walls, leaving the posterior bladder wall lying exposed on the abdomen. Epidemiology 3.3 cases per 100,000 live births. Male to female ratio >2:1. Increased risk in offspring of affected patients and with younger maternal age and increased parity. Embryology An embryological […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 19 Mar, 2012 At 08:08 PM | Kategori: Child Health & Pediatry

X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation that occurs naturally in the environment. Similar to light or radio waves, X-rays are invisible. However, X-rays are a higher form of energy that enable them to penetrate objects easily. X-rays used for health care purposes are artificially produced. When these X-rays strike a piece of photographic film, […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 19 Mar, 2012 At 08:26 PM | Kategori: Child Health & Pediatry

What is X-linked agammaglobulinemia? X-linked agammaglobulinemia, also called Bruton's agammaglobulinemia or congenital agammaglobulinemia, was the first immunodeficiency disease ever identified. "X-linked" means that the gene which causes this agammaglobulinemia is located on the X chromosome, and therefore only affects males. The disease causes the child to be unable to produce antibodies that make up gamma […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 19 Mar, 2012 At 08:17 PM | Kategori: Child Health & Pediatry

What are wisdom teeth? Also called third molars, wisdom teeth usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Usually, an initial evaluation of the wisdom teeth should be performed between the ages of 16 and 19. Because most mouths are too small for these four additional molars, an […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 19 Mar, 2012 At 07:44 PM | Kategori: Child Health & Pediatry

What is Wilms tumor? Wilms tumor, also called nephroblastoma, is a malignant (cancerous) tumor originating in the cells of the kidney. It is the most common type of renal (kidney) cancer and accounts for about 6 percent of all childhood cancers. Approximately 400 to 500 children in the US are diagnosed with a Wilms tumor […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 19 Mar, 2012 At 07:59 PM | Kategori: Child Health & Pediatry

What is whooping cough (pertussis)? Whooping cough, or pertussis, mainly affects infants and young children. Caused by a bacterium, it is characterized by paroxysms (intense fits or spells) of coughing that end with the characteristic whoop as air is inhaled. Whooping cough caused thousands of deaths in the 1930s and 1940s, but, with the advent […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 19 Mar, 2012 At 07:36 PM | Kategori: Child Health & Pediatry

Facts about obesity: According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 13 percent of children ages 6 to 11 in the United States are considered overweight and 14 percent of teenagers (ages 12 to 19) are overweight. More people are now overweight than 15 years ago. This increase is seen in both sexes and […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 19 Mar, 2012 At 07:58 PM | Kategori: Child Health & Pediatry

What are warts? Warts are non-cancerous skin growths caused by the papillomavirus. Warts are more common in children than adults, although they can develop at any age. Warts can spread to other parts of the body and to other persons. There are many different types of warts, due to many different papillomavirus types (more than […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 19 Mar, 2012 At 07:39 PM | Kategori: Child Health & Pediatry

Urticaria – Thyroid autoimmunity and chronic urticaria Urticaria is common in adults, with up to 25% reporting episodes at least once, but is less common in children, affecting up to 7% of children. Most cases of urticaria in children are acute, lasting less than 6 weeks. Common etiologies for acute urticaria in children include allergen […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 19 Mar, 2012 At 07:40 PM | Kategori: Child Health & Pediatry

Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a disease common in infants throughout the world and has been encountered by all physicians who care for newborn infants. Infants with TNN present within the first few hours of birth with tachypnea, increased oxygen requirement, and occasional hypoxia noted on arterial blood gases without concomitant carbon dioxide […]

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