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AIM To compare the prevalence of hepatitis viral markers among soldiers from Turkey, blood donors from Northern Cyprus, and soldiers from Northern Cyprus. METHODS Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), anti-HCV and anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seroprevalence, HBV DNA, HCV RNA and HCV genotyping among soldiers from Turkey (group I), civil blood(More)
PURPOSE Hippocampal sclerosis (HS) is the most common pathology in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). There are a few reports concerning prognosis in patients with MTLE-HS treated medically. The study was carried out to determine the clinical risk factors affecting prognosis. METHODS We enrolled 287 patients with MTLE-HS treated medically. Gender, age(More)
The aim of this study was to show the interactions between nicotine dependency, exhaled carbon monoxide (CO) and smoking status including environmental passive tobacco smoke exposure in a sample of Turkish adolescents. This study was a cross-sectional research conducted among high school students of Erzurum province (n=536). The level of exhaled CO of all(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to investigate the frequency of idiopathic osteosclerosis (IO) and condensing osteitis (CO) in a Turkish patient population, considering factors such as age and sex of the population, in addition to shape and localization, as well as the dental relationship between IO and CO lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS A(More)
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is the leading cause of death from intoxication. In CO poisoning, it is important to know if there are any symptoms regarding myocardial damage, which are usually unobserved as a result of hypoxia. This study was planned to assess myocardial damage in young healthy patients with CO poisoning. Eighty-three young healthy cases(More)
BACKGROUND Commercial sources of information are known to have greater influence than scientific sources on general practitioners' (GPs) prescribing behavior in under developed and developing countries. The study aimed to determine the self-reported impact of pharmaceutical promotion on the decision-making process of prescription of GPs in Eastern Turkey.(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the vaccination coverage of children living in the South-east Anatolian Project (SEAP) region; whether the vaccination coverage was similar to formal reports, other studies and other countries; and which factors influence vaccination, in order to indicate how vaccination coverage can be improved. STUDY DESIGN A descriptive(More)
BACKGROUND In Turkey, there are insufficient data regarding the relation between altitude and the incidence of tuberculosis (TB). OBJECTIVES This study aimed to investigate the effect of high altitude and socio-economic conditions on the incidence of TB in Turkey. METHODS The mean incidence of TB in 56 Turkish cities was measured as n/100,000 population(More)
In this study, the extent of measles outbreak was investigated in the Idil and Cizre counties of Sirnak Province. New cases determined in patients who applied to primary care clinics and those detected during home visits were evaluated. In 2001, a total of 2,143 cases reported in Sirnak Province were signified as a probable outbreak. Three hundred and(More)