Guney Karakartal

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The diagnostic value of the dipstick assay was evaluated by comparison with Rose Bengal (RB), serum aglutination tests (SAT) and 2 mercaptoethanol test (2-ME) on consecutive serum samples submitted because of suspicion of brucellosis. Serum samples of 232 patients with suspected brucellosis that were submitted for laboratory confirmation were included in(More)
Trough cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ceftriaxone concentrations were measured daily to investigate the effect of dexamethasone on ceftriaxone penetration into CSF in adult patients with acute bacterial meningitis. Patients were divided into two groups in this double blind randomized study. In group 1 (n=6) patients were given ceftriaxone with dexamethasone(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) release in response to platelet-activating factor (PAF) induction in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers. METHODS Subjects were grouped into three subgroups. The mean age was 37 +/- 10(More)
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