Mine Yücesoy

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This study was carried out with the participation of eight hospitals in Turkey to determine the frequency of gram-negative bacteria isolated in intensive care units (ICU) and to compare their resistance rates to selected antibiotics. Aerobic gram-negative bacteria isolated from ICUs during 1996 were studied. Antibiotic susceptibilities to imipenem,(More)
Epidemiological analysis of nosocomial Candida infections has gained importance due to an increase in these infections during the recent years. This study investigated the prevalence of clinical infections of Candida in anesthesiology intensive care unit patients, and ascertains the level of genetic diversity in the Candida species. A total of 70 Candida(More)
With the participation of eight major reference hospitals in Turkey, 749 aerobic Gram-negative isolates obtained from 473 intensive care patients in 1997 were tested for their susceptibility to 13 commonly employed antibacterial agents. The frequency with which species were isolated and resistance rates were compared with data from the previous 2 years.(More)
The importance of identifying the pathogenic fungi rapidly has encouraged the development of differential media for the presumptive identification of yeasts. In this study two differential media, CHROMagar Candida and bismuth sulphite glucose glycine yeast agar, were evaluated for the presumptive identification of yeast species. A total number of 270 yeast(More)
OBJECTIVES Changes in thyroid hormone levels in non-alcoholic cirrhotic patients with hepatic encephalopathy were investigated in order to determine whether thyroid function tests could be a useful prognostic indicator for acute outcome. METHODS Patients with hepatic encephalopathy due to non-alcoholic cirrhosis were studied at Erciyes University(More)
This study was performed to determine the esterase activity of Candida species and to search the usefulness of tween 80 opacity test for the identification. Totally 124 Candida strains (66 C. albicans, 25 C. tropicalis, 14 C. parapsilosis, 10 C. glabrata, 3 C. krusei, 2 C. kefyr, 2 C. guilliermondii, 1 C. lusitaniae, 1 C. rugosa) isolated from various(More)
Resistance rates to selected antibiotics of gram-negative bacteria isolated from intensive care units (ICU) of 16 Turkish hospitals during 1998 were evaluated and compared to data from the previous 3 years. Antibiotic susceptibilities to imipenem, ceftazidime, ceftazidime-clavulanate, cefoperazone-sulbactam, ceftriaxone, cefepime, cefodizime, cefuroxime,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare two immunoassays for detection of toxins produced in vitro by isolates of Clostridium difficile with the standard tissue culture assay, to help in the diagnosis of C. difficile-associated diarrhoea. METHODS Toxin production was investigated in 42 strains of C. difficile of various serotypes, ribotypes and S-protein types. These(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to investigate the effect of intestinal subepithelial collagenous thickening on diabetic diarrhea because one of the seven patients diagnosed with collagenous colitis was diabetic. METHODS Rectosigmoidoscopic rectal biopsies were taken from 50 diabetic patients (8 with and 42 without diarrhea), 20 nondiabetic patients with(More)
The in-vitro interaction and synergistic activity of the combination of fluconazole with some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (sodium salicylate, piroxicam, tenoxicam and diclofenac sodium) were investigated in Candida albicans strains (n=7) by the microdilution checkerboard assay. The results were evaluated visually and by a spectrophotometric(More)