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BACKGROUND Comatose state is a major cause for admission to the intensive care unit. The most commonly used assessment score is the Glasgow coma scale (GCS). Although widely accepted, this score has several limitations. Recently, the full outline of unresponsiveness score (FOUR) has been validated and tested as reliable as the GCS. METHODS We translated(More)
Tuberculin skin test (TST) which is used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis disease and evaluation of latent tuberculosis cases, is an easily applied, reproducible and low cost test. This study was carried out to determine the tuberculin reactivity in BCG vaccinated and unvaccinated population, to investigate the variables (BCG vaccination, the number of BCG(More)
The seasonal activity of populations of ticks during a one-year period has been studied in Antalya. The influence of seasonal features on the frequency of tick population was investigated. For a one-year period, 3338 ticks were collected monthly from the goats. They were typed and all three life stages were detected. The following species were detected:(More)
We report a case of bacteremia caused by Brevibacterium species which is one of the coryneform bacteria, in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. We conclude that, if a coryneform bacteria is isolated from sterile body sites, it must be carefully evaluated, and especially in immunocompromised patients, Brevibacterium species should be considered as(More)
It was investigated the incidence of Campylobacter jejuni which has been recognized as a common cause of akut gastroenteritis and other pathogenic bacteria in childhood summer diarrhea. It was examined 94 diarrheic patients stool in 0-5 years old in summer months 1985-86. Campylobacter jejuni, Salmonella, Shigella were isolated as a pathogenic bacteria.
There is circumstantial evidence to suggest that immune mechanisms are involved in the pathogenesis of migraine. Several workers have noted an increased incidence of allergy in patients with migraine and the disease has also been explained on an allergic basis. In this study the serum levels of IgG, IgA, IgM and C3 of 50 migraineurs are determined and the(More)