Pediatrics is a branch of science that deals with children’s physical and mental development, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases in the period from birth to adolescence. Pediatrics deals with children between the ages of 0-14 , and all specialties for adults are specialized as sub-branches of pediatrics. For example, pediatric oncology, pediatric cardiology etc.
Having an image reminiscent of a kindergarten decorated with play areas, fish figures, an aquarium and moving toys, Ege Şehir Hospital Pediatrics Clinic is the part of our hospital with the most colorful atmosphere. Children can watch the fish in the specially built aquarium, play games at the tables and have fun with rocking toys. We serve you in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases and follow-up of healthy children with our expert staff, our decoration specially designed for children and our state-of-the-art equipment.
Some of the Treatments and Follow-ups Applied by Pediatrics Unit
Healthy Child Follow-up
Children meet pediatricians right after birth, before they are discharged from the hospital. Newborns are followed up on day 1.5 and 7 and 15. In the period up to age one, the infant should be followed up every month and be routinely followed up every 6 months thereafter. Detection of diseases such as dislocated hip, undescended testicle, hydrocephalus, cleft palate, lip, congenital heart disease is performed during routine health checks. In the healthy child follow-up, the motor, emotional and intellectual developments of the children are followed and the necessary information is given to the families. Healthy child follow-up is of great importance for the follow-up of the healthy growth of children, routine checks and regular vaccination follow-ups.
Follow up of Growth and Development
A healthy child is defined as a child free of any symptoms of illness who shows body growth appropriate to the calendar age, physiological maturation, and development of spirit and intelligence. Health problems experienced in childhood interrupt growth and development; early diagnosis and treatment of diseases is possible if growth and development do not match the expected presentation. Growth and development monitoring is one of the important steps of healthy child follow-up.
Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care Follow-up
In intensive care units, special care and treatments are applied; particularly in the case of children, professional and accurate support should be provided. In our Ege Şehir Hospital pediatric emergency and intensive care unit, we provide service with our staff of specialists and high-quality equipment.
Neonatal Intensive Care Follow-up and Follow-up of Premature Infants and Infants with Low Birth Weight
Neonatal intensive care is the unit which consists of incubators that provide environments similar to the mother’s womb and fights with the diseases seen in newborns. The Ministry of Health divides newborn intensive care units into 3 steps. Basic Level 1 intensive care for infants with oral nutritional deficiency or hypoglycemia or those in need of oxygen support. Moderate Level 2 intensive care for infants born between 32 and 35 weeks of gestation or whose birth weight is between 1500-2000 grams, who cannot preserve body heat, who have hypoglycemia, oral nutritional deficiency, receive respiratory support, undergo minor surgical procedure, need blood change and blood products. Level 3 for newborns born at 32 weeks of gestation or whose birth weight is below 1500 grams. The most common health problems in level 3 are severe respiratory dysfunction, such as RSD. Miscarriage occurs when a pregnancy terminates before 24 weeks of gestation and the baby is lost. In our hospital, we provide service in newborn intensive care and follow-up after miscarriage.
Nutritional Follow-up of Infants
The nutritional process of a child consists of three periods: the period of breastfeeding, the period of breastfeeding and supplementary food and adult feeding. Nutrition has an effect on both physical and mental development of infants so nutrition of infants should be followed up carefully.
Vaccines are products that contain dead or weakened microorganisms and are used in the treatment of and protection against infectious diseases. Vaccination at the appropriate age is very important especially for protection against infectious diseases. Chickenpox, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningitis, measles, rubella, mumps, whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, tetanus, rabies are preventable diseases if the vaccination schedule is adhered to.
Childhood Infectious Diseases and Treatment
Infection literally means the regional or general spread of the microbe that causes the disease. Infectious diseases are common, especially in children aged 0-4. Especially upper respiratory tract infections, influenza, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, rotavirus diarrhea are common diseases in childhood. With proper vaccination, most childhood infectious diseases can be prevented.
Treatment of Repetitive Urinary Tract Infections and Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is one of the most common urinary incontinence problems in children, it can be observed for physical or emotional reasons. The underlying cause of urinary incontinence should be investigated and correct treatment planning should be made. Urinary tract infections in children are common and generally of bacterial origin, and should be followed up as they may cause permanent kidney damage if left untreated. Especially if fever of unknown cause is observed, urinary tract infections should be investigated.