F. Gediz Aksit

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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)
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)
The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro interaction of amphotericin B in combination with fluconazole or voriconazole against Candida albicans clinical isolates by using a broth microdilution checkerboard assay and E-test. A total of 30 C. albicans strains isolated from blood, urine, sputum and pus samples were included to the study and the(More)
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)
Wikipedia despite having a very small budget has been among the top ten most visited websites for over half a decade. Being this visible also generated the problem of ill intended people modifying Wikipedia in a destructive manner. VandalSense is an experimental tool programmed by F. Gediz Aksit to automatically identify vandalism on Wikipedia through the(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)
260 beta hemolytic streptococci were isolated from clinical specimens sent to Microbiology Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, Anadolu University between September 1988 - September 1989. They were grouped according to their sensitivity to bacitracin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (SXT) and also serologically. Of 260 isolates, 83.8% were group A, 1.2% group(More)
Acinetobacter baumannii is a frequent cause of nosocomial infections in most hospitals. Management of infections caused by these strains is difficult, as the strains often display multiple drug resistance, including carbapenem. Tigecycline which is a glycylcycline derivative has antimicrobial activity against many gram-positive and gram-negative organisms.(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)