Mehmet Burak Selek

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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)
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)
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Linezolid is a member of oxazolidinons and it inhibits protein synthesis at the initiation step. In this step, formation of 70S complex occurs by association of 50S ribosomal subunit, and 30S initiation complex, which is made of 30S ribosomal subunit, mRNA, and methionine carrying tRNA. Linezolid prevents this formation by binding the 50S subunit (1–3).(More)
Aim: In this study, we aim to investigate the presence of Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum antimicrobial susceptibilities at mid-stream urine samples from outpatients who were admitted to Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Internal Medicine outpatient clinics with dysuria complaints with sterile pyuria negative in first culture results.(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)
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)
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)
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