Hamit Acemoğlu

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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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVES Haemoglobinopathies are the most widespread inherited disorders in the world, and are also common in Turkey. Haemoglobinopathies are preventable with control programmes. Therefore, the Ministry of Health initiated a control and prevention programme in 33 provinces in Turkey. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of(More)
STUDY DESIGN A randomized-controlled experimental study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) on postlaminectomy epidural fibrosis in rats. SETTING Diyarbakir, Turkey. METHODS In a rat model, allowing objective histopathological quantification, the postoperative epidural scar formation was(More)
There has been difficulty in the appropriate determination of blunt cardiac injury (BCI) related to blunt thoracic trauma (BTT). The aim of this study is to assess BCI and the effectiveness of diagnostic tests in BTT in patients admitted to the emergency department (ED). Eighty-eight patients with suspected myocardial injury in BTT were enrolled. The(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)
INTRODUCTION Carbon monoxide (CO) toxicity may cause persistent injuries in tissues sensitive to hypoxia. Neuropsychiatric sequelae may be observed in about 67% of cases after severe CO exposure. AIM The aims of this study were to demonstrate the usefulness of S-100beta and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) in CO intoxications, show the degree of neurological(More)
We conducted a case-control study to assess risk factors for typhoid fever in Diyarbakir, Turkey, a region where transmission of Salmonella typhi is endemic. We prospectively identified febrile patients from Diyarbakir and the surrounding area who were admitted to hospital. Cases were defined as patients who had S. typhi isolated from at least one blood(More)
Objectives: In this study, we aimed to compare superficial swab cultures with deep tissue biopsy cultures and also to evaluate the reliability of superficial swap cultures in diabetic foot infected patients. Materials and methods: To compare two culture methods, the hospitalized patients with diabetic foot infections were retrospectively evaluated at Dicle(More)