F. Gediz Aksit

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Rapid diagnosis and early treatment of invasive aspergillosis is crucial for the management of the patients with haematological malignancy. We evaluated 358 sera from 78 febrile neutropenic episodes in patient with invasive aspergillosis (IA) (one proven, 17 probable, and 60 possible) and 83 episodes in patients with no IA according to the EORTC/MSG(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the distribution of vancomycin and daptomycin MICs among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood isolates, the prevalence of heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (hVISA) and the relationship between hVISA and vancomycin MIC values. METHODS A total of 175 MRSA blood isolates were(More)
Our purpose was to determine the prevalence of antiphospholipid antibodies (APA) in eclamptic women as well as the rates of intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) and fetal death in APA-positive and -negative eclamptic women. Thirty-six eclamptic and 30 healthy pregnant women were enrolled in this study. APA in those groups were determined. The prevalences(More)
INTRODUCTION Early detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in colonized patients is very important for infection control procedures to prevent MRSA spread. We aimed to monitor MRSA carriage in intensive care unit (ICU) patients and to evaluate the speed and efficiency of conventional culture, immunological, chromogenic, and molecular(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the possible infection and contamination risk of the pneumatic system used in our hospital and to establish essential infection control measures. The study was conducted in a quaternary health care center with 1.000 bed capacity. A total of 614 specimens were taken 2 times weekly from the pneumatic transport system(More)
The incidence of invasive aspergillosis (IA) has increased over the last years, especially in immuncompromised patients with high mortality rates. Because of difficulties about the diagnosis; serological methods [galactomannan (GM) antigen test] and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) developed in recent years. MycAssay Aspergillus PCR performance in the(More)
In the Department of Microbiology at the Anadolu University Medical School, 600 vaginal cultures were obtained from the women with vaginal discharge complaints, during the 12 months, in 1979/1980. 333 out of 600 vaginal cultures (55.5%) were evaluated as normal vaginal flora and 232 out of 600 cultures (38.7%) were evaluated as pathogenic flora. The(More)
82 candida strains isolated from clinical material were tested for their sensitivity to nystatin, 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC) and to clotrimazole. Strains were showing high M.I.C. values against nystatin and 45% primary resistance to 5-FC by the tube dilution technique. No resistance was noted to clotrimazole. The resistance, developed in candida strains(More)
The susceptibility to various antimicrobics of E. coli, Klebsiella, S. typhimurium, Pseudomonas, Proteus and Edwardsiella strains causing hospital or community acquired infections were investigated by Kirby-Bauer's disk diffusion method. It was found that ampicillin was the least and quinolones were the most effective antimicrobics for the both hospital and(More)