Güven Çelebi

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This study was performed to compare the mortality associated with carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) and carbapenem-sensitive A. baumannii (CSAB) infections, to identify potential risk factors for CRAB infections, and to investigate the effects of potential risk factors on mortality in CRAB and CSAB patients. This retrospective(More)
An outbreak of tularemia occurred in three provinces in Turkey in February 2004 and reemerged in the same provinces in February 2005. A total of 61 cases, 54 of which were confirmed with the micro-agglutination test, were diagnosed with oropharyngeal tularemia. No culture for Francisella tularensis was attempted, but PCR for F. tularensis was positive in(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the responses of colistin treatment alone vs. a combination of colistin and rifampicin in the treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) caused by a carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii strain. Forty-three patients were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups. Although clinical (P = 0·654), laboratory (P =(More)
BACKGROUND Initial antimicrobial therapy (AB) is an important determinant of clinical outcome in patients with severe infections as pneumonia, however well-conducted studies regarding prognostic impact of inadequate initial AB in patients who are not undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) are lacking. In this study we aimed to identify the risk factors for(More)
Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease and virtually all infections derived from exposure to animals or ingestion of unpasteurized dairy products. Brucellosis among family members has been reported. However, screening household members of an index case of acute brucellosis is not a routine procedure. A 10-y-old boy was diagnosed with acute brucellosis.(More)
The aim of this study was to characterise the molecular epidemiology and mechanisms of carbapenem resistance of nosocomial Acinetobacter baumannii isolates in a new university hospital in Turkey. A total of 145 carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii (CRAB) isolates were collected during the period 2003-2006. All isolates were typed by amplified fragment length(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) which is a chronic disease caused by the protozoon, Leishmania, occurs widely worldwide and it is widespread in most of the countries in the Mediterranean basin. The infection which is transmitted by a sandfly (Phlebotomus) vector, has a prolonged incubation period and insidious onset. VL generally affects children and may be(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the activity of a dry mist-generated hydrogen peroxide (DMHP) system (Sterinis; Gloster Sante Europe, Labege cedex, France) against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Acinetobacter baumannii. METHODS McFarland 0.5 suspensions of 2 test bacteria, either pure or containing 5% sterile(More)
BACKGROUND In the past, Staphylococcus aureus infections have displayed various patterns of epidemiologic curves in hospitals, particularly in intensive care units (ICUs). This study aimed to characterize the current trend in a nationwide survey of ICUs in Turkey. METHODS A total of 88 ICUs from 36 Turkish tertiary hospitals were included in this(More)
Sweet's syndrome is a multisystem inflammatory disorder characterized by painful, erythematous plaques and aseptic neutrophilic infiltration of various organs. The absence of vasculitis is a histological criterion for diagnosis, but recent reports suggest that vasculitis can occur in Sweet's syndrome. Involvement of the central nervous system and the(More)