İsmail Balık

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A retrospective study was performed to assess the epidemiology, diagnosis, clinic, and laboratory of the patients with tuberculous meningitis (TBM) in a multicentral study. The medical records of adult cases with TBM treated at 12 university hospitals throughout Turkey, between 1985 and 1998 were reviewed using a standardized protocol. The diagnosis of TMB(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the effectiveness of tenofovir in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection in a real life setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of data from 164 patients with chronic hepatitis B who were treated with Tenofovir. Eighty-six patients (52.4%) were naïve. Seventy-seven (46.9%) patients were(More)
PURPOSE Antimicrobial resistance among microorganisms is a global concern. In 2003, a nationwide antibiotic restriction program (NARP) was released in Turkey. In this study we evaluated the effect of NARP on antibiotic consumption, antimicrobial resistance, and cost. MATERIALS AND METHODS The data obtained from all of the four university hospitals, and(More)
OBJECTIVE The increased risk of infection for patients caused by construction and renovation near hematology inpatient clinics is a major concern. The use of high-efficiency particulate absorption (HEPA) filters can reduce the risk of infection. However, there is no standard protocol indicating the use of HEPA filters for patients with hematological(More)
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