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Effectiveness of ciprofloxacin prophylaxis in preventing bacteriuria caused by urodynamic study: a blind, randomized study of 192 patients.
OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy of prophylactic ciprofloxacin in preventing urinary tract infections caused by urodynamic study (UDS). METHODS A total of 210 patients presenting for UDS during… Expand
Reversible alopecia universalis secondary to PEG-interferon alpha-2b and ribavirin combination therapy in a patient with chronic hepatitis C virus infection.
- E. Kartal, S. N. Alpat, I. Ozgunes, G. Usluer
- European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology
- 1 September 2007
Combined treatment with pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) and ribavirin is currently recommended for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Many side effects including hair… Expand
Brucellosis: a retrospective evaluation of 99 cases and review of brucellosis treatment
This retrospective study was performed in two university hospitals between January 2002 and 2006. Ninety-nine brucellosis patients were included in the study. These patients were classified as acute… Expand
The prevalence of extended-spectrum beta lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in clinical isolates and risk factors.
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) and Escherichia coli (E. coli), risk factors of ESBL-producing strains… Expand
[Analysis of the risk factors in nosocomial urinary tract infections and effect of urinary catheter use on distribution of the causative agents].
Nosocomial urinary tract infections (NUTI) which are usually in the first rank in health care associated infections, significantly influence mortality, morbidity, hospitalization period and cost. In… Expand
Several Cytokines and Protein C Levels with the Apache II Scoring System for Evaluation of Patients with Sepsis.
- E. Kartal, Emine Karkaç, Z. Gülbaş, S. N. Alpat, N. Erben, E. Colak
- Balkan medical journal
- 1 June 2012
OBJECTIVE We investigated whether determination IL-6, IL-8, IL-1beta and TNF-alpha at baseline, total protein C (PC) levels at time of admission and 48 hours after initiation could complement the… Expand
Exacerbation of Psoriasis due to Peginterferon alpha-2b plus Ribavirin Treatment of Chronic Active Hepatitis C
A 45-year-old woman with chronic hepatitis C was treated with peginterferon alpha-2b in combination with ribavirin, which activated psoriasis. In the patient, psoriasis reoccurred after being… Expand
Adverse effects of high-dose interferon-α-2a treatment for chronic hepatitis B
The aim of this study was to assess morbidity and the incidence of adverse effects during interferon (IFN)-α-2a treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis B. This prospective study included 48… Expand
Risk factors for infection with colistin-resistant gram-negative microorganisms: a multicenter study
BACKGROUND Knowing risk factors for colistin resistance is important since colistin is the only remaining choice for the treatment of infections caused by multi-drug resistant microorganisms.… Expand
Adverse effects of high-dose interferon-alpha-2a treatment for chronic hepatitis B.
The aim of this study was to assess morbidity and the incidence of adverse effects during interferon (IFN)-alpha-2a treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis B. This prospective study included 48… Expand