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OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to evaluate oxidant and antioxidant status in patients with acute brucellosis before and after therapy, and to determine whether this index could be used to monitor the treatment of brucellosis. METHODS Thirty patients with a diagnosis of acute brucellosis and 37 healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study. Total(More)
Brucella endocarditis (BE) is a rare but life-threatening complication of human brucellosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the course of BE along with the therapeutic interrelations. A total of 53 patients with BE hospitalised in 19 health institutions between 2006 and 2011 were included in the Gulhane study. Diagnosis of brucellosis was(More)
OBJECTIVES Food-borne diseases represent a persistent global health burden, and food handlers play a major role in their transmission. Staphylococcus aureus carriage and intestinal parasitism are important risk factors for the contamination of food and water. This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and intestinal(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM In regions such as Sanliurfa, Turkey, where the fertility rate is high, suitable health policies to easily and successfully treat urinary incontinence (UI) are needed. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and risk factors for UI among women in the region. MATERIALS AND METHODS The participants in this cross-sectional study(More)
BACKGROUND Training of infectious disease (ID) specialists is structured on classical clinical microbiology training in Turkey and ID specialists work as clinical microbiologists at the same time. Hence, this study aimed to determine the clinical skills and knowledge required by clinical microbiologists. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out(More)
Maternal and child health is affected by exposure to unhealthy living and working conditions, by increased exposure to health hazards, and by poor utilization of primary healthcare services. The objective of this operational study was to implement mobile primary healthcare services (MPHS) for migratory seasonal farmworkers. This study, conducted in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of intestinal parasites, nutritional status and physchomotor developmental delay and anaemia in children of migratory seasonal farm worker families. MATERIAL AND METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 168 children aged between 6 and 59 months selected through probability sampling method(More)
A total of 38 children (49 hips) were retrospectively investigated to assess the efficacy and safety of one-stage treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in untreated children from two to five years of age. Our method consisted of open reduction, Salter innominate osteotomy, femoral shortening and derotation osteotomy. The patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the level of knowledge of rabies transmission and control among physicians practicing in healthcare centers in Sanliurfa, Turkey where 2 cases of human rabies were reported in the past 12 months. Implementation issues regarding the current guidelines will also be discussed. METHODS A cross-sectional study(More)
PURPOSE Anal fissure (AF) is a common perianal condition in children. Although adult patients with AF have been treated successfully using diltiazem, it has not been studied in children. The present randomized, prospective, double-blind study assessed the response, side effects, and recurrence of diltiazem. METHODS Ninety-three children with AF were(More)