Mehmet Faruk Geyik

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We carried out a retrospective analysis of 283 patients diagnosed with brucellosis in our hospital, which serves almost 5.5 million inhabitants in Southeastern Anatolia in Turkey. Our study focuses on the frequency of complications in cases with brucellosis across different age groups. Patients were classified into three groups according to age: less than(More)
A case-control study was performed using the records of patients hospitalized for typhoid fever at Dicle University Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey, between 1994 and 1998. Case patients with enteric perforation were compared with control patients with typhoid fever but no enteric perforation. Risk factors for perforation were determined using logistic(More)
This prospective study was carried out in two university hospitals between January 2000 and December 2002. The diagnosis of brucellosis was made with compatible clinical findings, positive Brucella agglutination > or =1/160 titres, and/or the isolation of Brucella species. The patients were followed up without intervention. One hundred and thirty-eight(More)
OBJECTIVE the different clinical and laboratory features and response to treatment of patients with acute brucellar epididymo-orchitis (BEO) reporting to the reference hospital in Southeastern Anatolia of Turkey. MATERIAL AND METHODS in this study, 27 male patients with brucellosis, who presented with epididymitis or epididymo-orchitis (EO) at the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to determine the distribution and characteristics of arthritis in 195 patients with musculoskeletal involvement due to brucellosis in different age groups in the southeastern region of Turkey. PATIENTS AND METHODS We carried out a retrospective analysis of 283 patients with brucellosis records and identified 195(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the quality of antibiotic prophylaxis for clean and clean-contaminated elective surgical procedures. DESIGN A cross-sectional, country-wide survey. SETTING Thirty-six hospitals in 12 cities in Turkey. PARTICIPANTS Four hundred thirty-nine surgeons from 6 different specialties who performed selected procedures of interest. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Saccharomyces boulardii treatment on preventing bacterial translocation in an obstructive jaundice animal model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty adult rats were divided into five groups: group 1 - the sham-operated group; group 2 - the common bile duct ligation group; group 3 - the S.(More)
The risk of transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is an important problem for the health care worker. HCV transmission by blood splashing into eyes is very rare. In a hemodialyses department, a 23-year-old female nurse splashed blood from a patient who was anti-HCV positive into her eyes. She washed her eyes with water immediately and reported(More)
The goal of this study was to develop a simple prediction rule for the diagnosis of typhoid fever. A model for the prediction of patients with typhoid fever at hospital admission was derived and validated by assigning weighted point values to independent predictive factors associated with a diagnosis of typhoid fever at hospital admission. Patient(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of patients with acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) developed secondary to acute and chronic otitis media (OM). Between 1991 and 2001, among 269 adult patients with ABM, 56 who were secondary to OM were included in the study. We reviewed the charts of patients who were diagnosed as ABM following acute(More)