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The evaluation of nosocomial infection during 1-year-period in the burn unit of a training hospital in Istanbul, Turkey.
An analysis of the burned patients, admitted to our eight bed burn unit and treated between 1 January and 31 December 2000, was performed. Prevalence, etiologic agents, length of hospitalization,Expand
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The spectrum of diseases causing fever of unknown origin in Turkey: a multicenter study.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this trial was to determine the spectrum of diseases with fever of unknown origin (FUO) in Turkey. METHODS A prospective multicenter study of 154 patients with FUO inExpand
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Seroprevalences of hepatitis B and C among health care workers in Turkey.
We determined the seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) among health care workers (HCWs) at Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Haydarpasa Training Hospital in Istanbul,Expand
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HBV, HCV and HIV seroprevalence among blood donors in Istanbul, Turkey: how effective are the changes in the national blood transfusion policies?
The national blood transfusion policies have been changed significantly in recent years in Turkey. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of HBV, HCV, and HIV in blood donors atExpand
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Hospital-acquired infections following the 1999 Marmara earthquake.
In this study, medical records of all casualties admitted to our hospital following the Marmara earthquake, which struck northwest Turkey and resulted in the destruction of several towns in theExpand
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Comparison of silver-coated dressing (Acticoat), chlorhexidine acetate 0.5% (Bactigrass), and silver sulfadiazine 1% (Silverdin) for topical antibacterial effect in Pseudomonas
Acticoat (Smith and Nephew, Istanbul, Turkey), chlorhexidine acetate 0.5%, and silver sulfadiazine 1% were compared to assess the antibacterial effect of their application on experimental burn woundsExpand
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Cutaneous Anthrax in Turkey: A Review of 32 Cases
Anthrax, caused by the Gram-positive, rod-shaped, spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis, is rarely seen in industrialized nations but is common in developing countries. Cutaneous anthraxExpand
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Analytic sensitivities of hybrid-capture, consensus and type-specific polymerase chain reactions for the detection of human papillomavirus type 16 DNA.
Human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16) DNA is detected commonly in cervical carcinomas; in this study, we have determined the analytical sensitivities of Hybrid Capture, HPV-consensus PCR, and threeExpand
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Comparison of silver sulfadiazine 1%, mupirocin 2%, and fusidic acid 2% for topical antibacterial effect in methicillin-resistant staphylococci-infected, full-skin thickness rat burn wounds.
Silver sulfadiazine 1%, mupirocin 2%, and fusidic acid 2% were compared to assess the antibacterial effect of a once-daily application on experimental rat 15% full-skin thickness burn wounds seededExpand
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Necrotizing fasciitis: A life-threatening clinical disorder in uncontrolled type 2 diabetic patients.
We presented 23 patients with necrotizing fasciitis (NF), 15 of whom had uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (DM), for risk factors, clinical signs, laboratory findings and prognosis during the periodExpand
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