Mücahide Esra Koçoğlu

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Although automated continuous-monitoring blood culture systems are both rapid and sensitive, false-positive and false-negative results still occur. The objective of this study, then, was to evaluate negative results occurring with BacT/Alert 3D blood culture systems. A total of 1032 samples were cultured with the BacT/Alert 3D automated blood culture(More)
Infective endocarditis is an infection of the endocardium that usually involves the valves and adjacent structures. The classical fever of unknown origin presentation represents a minority of infective endocarditis. The presented case was a 21-yearold young lady presenting with acute renal failure and fever to the emergency room. Cardiac auscultation(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Tests specific for VCA IgM, VCA IgG, and EBNA IgG are used to diagnose Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infections and interpret disease status. The immunofluorescence assay (IFA) is accepted as the "gold standard" test. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of 4 methods in comparison with IFA. MATERIALS AND METHODS In total,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The aim of the present study was to determine the seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in the city center and the province of Bolu, Turkey. MATERIALS AND METHODS A stratified sampling method was used to determine the study population. A total of 196 blood samples were collected. A questionnaire was completed by each participant(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Broad-spectrum antibiotics have become available for use only with the approval of infectious disease specialists (IDSs) since 2003 in Turkey. This study aimed to analyze the tendencies of doctors who are not disease specialists (non-IDSs) towards the restriction of antibiotics. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire form was prepared, which(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the etiological role of human papilloma virus (HPV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and human herpes virus-6 (HHV-6) and -7 (HHV-7) in the occurrence of nasal polyposis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nasal polyp samples from 30(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM β-Lactamases are an important resistance mechanism in Acinetobacter baumannii. Pseudomonas extended-resistance (PER-1) type β-lactamase-producing strains have been reported from various geographic locations; however, PER-1 type β-lactamases from Turkish hospitals have not been investigated extensively. The aim of this study was to determine(More)
Lower genital tract infections continue to be a problem due to the fact that the clinical diagnosis is usually inadequate, and subsequent care is suboptimal. This study aimed at evaluating the accuracy of clinical diagnosis by comparing it with microbiologic test results, and to determine the causative agents of vaginal infections. Sixty-seven nonpregnant(More)
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