Mehmet Ali Kurçer

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In most regions of the world, chloroquine (CQ) has been the standard treatment for Plasmodium vivax malaria for more than 40 years. Recently, however, CQ-resistant P. vivax has been reported from Oceania, several parts of Asia, and South America. The therapeutic efficacy of CQ in the treatment of acute, P. vivax malaria has now been assessed in two areas of(More)
We aimed to investigate the relationship between quantitative Plasmodium vivax parasitaemia and serum cytokine levels in a highly endemic region of Turkey, where such a relation has not been investigated before. Active screening was done in a total of 1316 people residing in 33 villages of Sanliurfa province, Turkey. The study population consisted of 79(More)
In most regions of the world, chloroquine has been the standard treatment for Plasmodium vivax malaria for more than 50 years. Recently, however, chloroquine-resistant P. vivax has been reported from Oceania, several parts of Asia, and South America. In June-August 2004, therapeutic failure following chloroquine treatment of acute P. vivax malaria was(More)
OBJECTIVE High comorbidity ratio of bipolar mood disorder (BMD) with Axis I and Axis II diagnoses is reported in the literature. The possible relationship between BMD and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in all age groups has been attracting more attention of researchers due to highly overlapping symptoms such as excessive talking, attention(More)
This cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the knowledge and behaviour of people in the Sanliurfa province of Turkey regarding the prevention of malaria. A modified 30-cluster sampling method based on the traditional Expanded Programme for Immunization coverage surveys was employed to select a representative sample from 210 households. A(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate serum prolidase activity and its relationship with collagen metabolism and joint hypermobility, and to determine the prevalence and characteristics of joint hypermobility in prepubertal children. Serum prolidase activity was measured spectrophotometrically. Joint hypermobility was defined using Beighton criteria.(More)
Giardiasis, an intestinal protozoan infection caused by Giardia intestinalis, is common in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey. In this cross-sectional survey, to investigate the role of giardiasis on growth and psychomotor development, we studied 160 children aged 0-5 years. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire, anthropometry, Ankara(More)
Lycopene is one of the major carotenoids and is found almost exclusively in tomatoes and tomato products. This study was performed to evaluate the effect of lycopene on methanol-induced liver injury and to compare the results with those after fomepizole, which is used in treatment of methanol intoxication. Experiments were carried out with 30 female Wistar(More)
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Easy-to-perform and reliable parameters are needed to predict the presence and severity of CAD and to implement efficient diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. We aimed to examine whether the Framingham risk scoring system can be used for this purpose. A total of 222(More)
Malaria is a complex disease that varies widely in epidemiology and clinical manifestation in the southeastern part of Turkey. In many regions of the world, chloroquine (CQ) has been the standard treatment for Plasmodium vivax. However, the resistance of the Plasmodium species to antimalarial drugs has become an increasing problem and a concern worldwide.(More)