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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 at the Red Crescent Center in Istanbul and to evaluate the effect of changes in the national blood transfusion policies on the prevalence of these infections. The(More)
In this animal study, three topical antibacterial dressings, Acticoat, chlorhexidine acetate 0.5% and silver sulfadiazine 1%, were compared in the treatment of Acinetobacter baumannii contamination of burns. All treatments were effective and prevented the organism invading the muscle and causing systemic infection, so there were significant differences(More)
AIMS The objective of this study was to describe nosocomial infection (NI) rates, risk factors, etiologic agents, antibiotic susceptibility, invasive device utilization and invasive device associated infection rates in a burn intensive care unit (ICU) in Turkey. METHODS Prospective surveillance of nosocomial infections was performed according to Centers(More)
To the Editor: More than 20 serotypes of hantavirus have been identifi ed, and 11 infect humans. Puumala virus (PUUV), Dobrava virus (DOBV), and Seoul virus cause different forms of hemorrhagic renal syndrome (1,2). DOBV is endemic to Turkey and countries in the Balkan region. Approximately 10,000–12,000 cases of infection with PUUV and DOBV occur in(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Prevention of infection in burned patients poses a great challenge as infection is the most common cause of mortality after burn injury. An analysis of burned patients, admitted and treated between January 2004 and December 2005 in a nine-bed burn unit in Turkey, was performed prospectively to identify the common pathogens and(More)
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is a common chronic inflammatory disease in the childhood and it can differentiate rarely into spondiloarthropaties. It is one of the important causes of chronic pain and disability. Some of the drugs used for the treatment have immunosupressive activity. One of the serious side-effects of immunosupressive treatment is(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological features of nosocomial Candida infections in intensive care units and to detect the risk factors which increase the mortality rate. A total of 940 patients hospitalized in ICUs of Gulhane Military Medical Academy Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Istanbul, between January 01 and December 31, 2006 were(More)
We present a rare case of primary muscular hydatidosis in the left thigh of a 20 year-old man, who presented with painless mass. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging examinations revealed a multilocular intramuscular cyst in the posteromedial compartment of the left thigh mainly occupying the adductor brevis muscle. This site of localization has not(More)
The aim of our study is to determine the role of oxidative stress on hepatic damage in patients with acute and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and the efficacy of antioxidant-enzyme system against oxidative stress. Furthermore, the effect of interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) plus lamivudine therapy on oxidative stress was also investigated. Nineteen(More)
INTRODUCTION In the present study, we sought to identify the bacterial organisms associated with diabetic foot infections (DFIs) and their antibiotic sensitivity profiles. METHODOLOGY We retrospectively reviewed the records of wound cultures collected from diabetic patients with foot infections between May 2005 and July 2010. RESULTS We identified a(More)