Fatma Duygu Kaya

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BACKGROUND Accurate and rapid detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is very important in a clinical laboratory setting to avoid treatment failure. Conventional methods were compared against the gold standard polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique to determine the best combination of the routine procedures. METHODOLOGY Methicillin(More)
The majority of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD), particularly those with relevant systemic-to-pulmonary shunts, if left untreated, will experience the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Previous studies have shown that platelet activation occurs in patients with PAH. In response, this study aimed to investigate the platelet(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the incidence, etiology and risk factors for mortality of patients with nosocomial candidemia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This observational study was performed at Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, a tertiary care hospital with 750 beds, between the years 2004 and 2007. Fifty defined cases with a(More)
The incidence of drug-resistant pathogens differs greatly between countries according to differences in the usage of antibiotics. The purpose of this study was to investigate the phenotypic resistance of 321 methicillin resistance Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and 195 methicillin susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) in a total of 516 S. aureus strains to macrolide,(More)
BACKGROUND It has been showed that psychological status is associated with the likelihood of atrial fibrillation (AF). Prolongation of the duration of atrial electromechanical delay (AEMD) is known to be a precursor for AF development. AIM Therefore, we aimed to evaluate AEMD in patients with anxiety disorder. METHODS In this prospective study, a total(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM To compare the behavioural and neurobiological consequences of chronic headache and chronic mild stress (CMS) in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-eight male Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups: 1) control group, 2) chronic headache group, 3) CMS group, and 4) sham group. Their behaviour prior to (D0) and after (D14) chronic stress was(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the development of hepatosteatosis in children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Twenty-eight patients were evaluated retrospectively for hepatosteatosis by computed tomography. Mild, moderate and severe hepatosteatosis were defined as the difference between the average liver attenuation and the average spleen attenuation,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Persistent upper airway obstruction may lead to increased pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP). The aim of this study was to evaluate N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations and PAP values in children with allergic rhinitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-six patients with allergic rhinitis and 22 healthy children were(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the importance of growth-differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) levels and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) in the early detection of anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy during the treatment of childhood cancers. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty patients (13 males and 7 females) newly diagnosed with childhood cancer(More)
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