Mehmet Ozden

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this retrospective study was to report the clinical features and MR imaging findings of patients with brucellar spondylodiscitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-two patients with spondylodiscitis, recruited among 152 patients with brucellosis referred from the Department of Infectious Diseases. Patients were diagnosed based on positive(More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported that subgroups of T-lymphocytes are affected at different levels and different cell groups of immune system give different responses in individuals exposed to long-term ionizing radiation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of occupational exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation in selected indices of(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical features, therapy and outcome of anthrax cases from the Elazig province (the eastern Anatolian region) of Turkey seen in our clinic over an 8-year period were reviewed. PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of 25 anthrax cases observed in our clinic during the period January 1994 to April 2002 were examined. RESULTS All cases were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between the resistant bacteria in the adenoid tissue and the middle ear effusion of children who underwent myringotomy and adenoidectomy with the diagnosis of otitis media with effusion (OME). METHODS This study was performed in the ENT Clinic, Firat University between January 2001 and June 2001. Forty-one(More)
The trematodes of the genus Fasciola are the common liver flukes of a range species of animals and have a global geographical distribution. They can generally be distinguished on the basic of their morphology. ITS-2 ribosomal DNA sequences have been used to characterize the liver flukes as a specific marker from different geographical regions which include(More)
BACKGROUND Ophthalmomyiasis externa results from infestation of the conjunctiva by the larval or maggot form of Oestrus ovis. It is common in sheep-farming areas, especially in Mediterranean countries. CASE REPORT A 40-year-old man was admitted to the ophthalmology outpatient clinic at State Hospital. He complained of a foreign-body sensation. He was(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the seroprevalence of toxocariasis in patients diagnosed as schizophrenia. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ninety-eight schizophrenic patients hospitalized at The Elazig Psychiatric Hospital were included in the study. Anti-Toxocara IgG and/or IgM antibodies were determined by using commercial Toxocara canis IgG and/or IgM ELISA kit. RESULTS(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate intracellular interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma), and interleukin-4 (IL-4) levels in pre- and post-treatment periods of brucellosis patients and to determine the relationship between these parameters and patients' clinical findings. Twenty-five patients diagnosed as brucellosis and 11 aged-matched healthy volunteers were(More)
Extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) usually associated with multiple drug resistance, including beta-lactam and non-beta-lactam antibiotics. This resistance can cause Limitation in the choice of drugs appropriate for using in clinical practice, especially in life-threatening infections. In this study we aimed to investigate in vitro activity of(More)
Brucellosis is a zoonosis that affects several organs and has a protean presentation. The authors report the case of a 61-year-old male patient with brucellar spondylodiscitis involving several vertebrae and a paravertebral abscess localized in the erector spinae muscle. Diagnosis was made by positive blood culture and MRI. No relapse was seen with a(More)