Mehmet Burak Selek

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OBJECTIVE Parasitic diseases are among the major public health issues worldwide. A number of tests are available for diagnosis, but the sentivity and specifity of these tests are assumed to be insufficient. Nevertheless, the most common diagnostic method is microscopic examination. In this study, we aimed to introduce the distribution of parasites detected(More)
OBJECTIVE Toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic disease which is still an important health issue in both developing and developed countries. We aimed to evaluate Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) seropositivity on toxoplasmosis suspected patients and pregnant women, retrospectively. METHODS Blood samples taken from toxoplasmosis suspected patients (n=1296) and pregnant(More)
Toxocariasis is a worldwide human helminthiasis, especially seen in temperate and tropical climate regions around the world. The diagnosis of this disease is performed on the basis of clinical symptoms and laboratory findings. Albendazole is one of the treatment choices for toxocariasis, with a currently recommended regimen of 10 mg/kg/day in two doses (400(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was a retrospective evaluation of 299 cases that were histopathologically diagnosed as cystic echinococcosis (CE) in the pathology laboratory of our hospital in a seven years period. METHODS All specimens sent to the laboratory were examined microscopically following macroscopic and hematoxylin eosin (H-E) staining. 299(More)
We report macroscopic biofilms on silver hydrogel-coated urinary catheters in 2 patients from 2 different intensive care units. The catheters were removed on observation of a white, jelly layer on the catheters, respectively, 9 and 21 days after insertion. Yeast cells and pseudohyphal structures were observed with microscopy. Both isolates were identified(More)
INTRODUCTION Urine culture is the gold standard test for revealing the microbial agent causing urinary tract infection (UTI). Culture results are affected by sampling techniques; improper sampling leads to contamination of urine and thus contamination of the culture with urogenital flora. We aimed to evaluate the effect of urogenital cleansing, performed(More)
• The authors have no financial conflicts of interest. which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. To the Editor, We read with a great interest the article by Won, et al. 1 in which the authors presented a patient with extensive bullous complication associated(More)
Quantitative hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is a valuable tool in hepatitis B virus (HBV) disease diagnosis and management for evaluating the effectiveness of antiviral therapy. The aim of the current research was to compare the performances of the Elecsys HBsAg II and Abbott Architect HBsAg assays in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. Between May(More)
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