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Are we aware how contaminated our mobile phones with nosocomial pathogens?
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It is shown that HCWs' hands and their mobile phones were contaminated with various types of microorganisms, which may be a source of nosocomial infections in hospitals.
Prevalence of nosocomial infections at intensive care units in Turkey: A multicentre 1-day point prevalence study
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It was showed that ICU related infections are common and often associated with resistant microorganisms, and epidemiological information provided will help to implement infection control policies in ICUs.
Impact of clinical and laboratory findings on prognosis in leptospirosis.
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Leptospirosis patients with altered mental status and hyperpotassaemia at hospital admission are at high risk for mortality and should be followed up more closely at the intensive care unit.
Outbreak of tularemia: a case-control study and environmental investigation in Turkey.
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The results of this study show that case-control studies may be useful for analyzing epidemics and for identifying the source of infection.
Impact of a multidimensional infection control approach on catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates in adult intensive care units in 10 cities of Turkey: International Nosocomial Infection
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The authors' multidimensional approach was associated with a significant reduction in the rates of CAUTI in Turkey, which was significantly decreased by 47% in phase 2.
Characteristics and Analysis of Risk Factors for Mortality in Infective Endocarditis
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The data indicate that patients with altered mental status, mobile vegetation, or on haemodialysis had poorer prognosis, and Mortality is still high in IE.
Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance in Gram-Negative Isolates from Intensive Care Units in Turkey: Analysis of Data from the Last 5 Years
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Resistance rates are high, the change over years is not predictable and continuous surveillance is necessary to monitor antimicrobial resistance and to guide antibacterial therapy.
Rattus norvegicus acting as reservoir of leptospira interrogans in the Middle Black Sea region of Turkey, as evidenced by PCR and presence of serum antibodies to Leptospira strain.
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People who are exposed to rat urine in their daily life are at risk of acquiring L. interrogans, a common form of zoonosis, which is caused by Leptospira interrogans.
Primary care physicians' approach to diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis B and hepatitis C patients
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GPs' knowledge about risks of viral hepatitis was adequate in this study, but they were not able to diagnose and follow up of these infections at PHCCs because of limited knowledge about chronic viral hepatitis and diagnostic facilities.
The Value of Neopterin and Procalcitonin in Patients with Sepsis
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The role of NT, and PCT in sepsis as a prognostic factor, and the relationship between the two parameters are examined are examined.
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