Mesut Yilmaz

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OBJECTIVE The optimal treatment modality for traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis is still a controversial issue. Many conservative, posterior and anterior fixation techniques have been used to treat these injuries. The C2 pars (isthmus) was used as a novel screw anchor point in upper cervical spine injuries. The direct C2 pars screws are also used to(More)
Twenty-two consecutive carbapenem-resistant enterobacterial isolates were recovered from patients hospitalized between January and April 2013 in different units at a university hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. These were Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates producing the carbapenemases OXA-48, NDM-1, and KPC-2, Enterobacter cloacae isolates producing NDM-1, and(More)
A series of colistin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates recovered from different countries was investigated in order to evaluate the involvement of the PmrA/PmrB two-component system in this resistance. Six isolates possessed a mutated PmrB protein, which is encoded by the pmrB gene, part of the pmrCAB operon involved in lipopolysaccharide(More)
OBJECT The authors reviewed the results of "skip" corpectomy in 29 patients with multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and ossified posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). METHODS The skip corpectomy technique, which is characterized by C-4 and C-6 corpectomy, C-5 osteophytectomy, and C-5 vertebral body preservation, was used for decompression(More)
Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to augment vertebral body strength. This technique has been commonly used to treat osteoporotic, vertebral body compression fractures. The technique was also used to augment painful metastatic vertebral fractures. The objective of this study was to review the clinical and radiological results after(More)
Brucellosis is an infectious disease with multisystem involvement caused by the genus Brucella. Neurological complications including meningitis, meningoencephalitis, myelitis-radiculoneuritis, brain abscess, epidural abscess, and meningovascular syndromes are rarely encountered. We present here a patient with sixth cranial nerve palsy that occurred during(More)
AIM An evaluation of treatment methods and outcomes for coccygodynia cases that do not respond to conservative treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS Local anesthetic and steroid injections were applied in 32 coccygodynia cases that did not respond to conservative treatment (average of 15 months). Coccyx excision was performed as surgical treatment in 25 cases(More)
AIM Computerized tomography (CT) has been the primary diagnostic instrument of neurosurgical centers for head injury until now. However, there is a subgroup of patients who have persisting neurological deficits without visible pathology on CT. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between 2000 and 2002, 3000 patients were enrolled in this prospective study in emergency(More)
Corynebacterium species other than Corynebacterium diphtheriae rarely cause infections in human but rather reside in flora, however they have been reported to cause opportunistic infections in both immunocompromised and immunecompetent patients. Here we report for the first time a case of an elderly female patient presenting with a fatal urosepsis caused by(More)
Staphylococcus aureus is one of the causes of both community and healthcare-associated bacteremia. The attributable mortality of S. aureus bacteremia (SAB) is still higher and predictors for mortality and clinical outcomes of this condition are need to be clarified. In this prospective observational study, we aimed to examine the predictive factors for(More)