Cigdem Artuk

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BACKGROUND The immune system in renal transplant (Tx), Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) and hemodialysis (HD) patients have been suppressed and antibody response to vaccination is weaker than that of the normal population. Additionally immune response to vaccination also differs from each other in aforementioned three groups resulting from(More)
The last poliomyelitis case associated with a wild poliovirus in Turkey occurred in November 1998. This was the last known case of paralytic poliomyelitis caused by indigenous wild poliovirus in the World Health Organization's European Region. This study investigated the genetic relationships of wild-type 1 polioviruses at the latest period of transmission.(More)
The purpose of this work was to evaluate the reactivation of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) in immunocompetent patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) and to identify risk factors associated with reactivation. In this observational prospective study, 60 adult immunocompetent patients who stayed at least 7 days in an ICU were evaluated.(More)
This study was conducted in order to determine the prevalence and trends of antibodies to syphilis among Turkish blood donors (BDs) at the 22 National Blood Transfusion Service, Kizilay, between 1989 and 2004. Among the 6,240,130 BDs, a reactive result was obtained with the rapid plasma reagin test for 6864 donors (0.11%). A serious increasing trend was(More)
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