Muammer Zivalioğlu

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In this study, we examined the adherence of slime-producing standard Staphylococcus epidermidis strain ATCC 12228 to Dacron and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts in in vitro medium either containing salicylate or not. Dacron and PTFE graft pieces of standard size were placed in trypticase soy broth either containing 5 mM acetylsalicylic acid solution or(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection ranks among the most devastating health problems in the world.The most probable transmission routes of HBV are blood contact, sexual, and horizontal transfer. Other sources of HBV transmission are razor sharing, beauty treatments, tattooing, piercing, and manicures and other chiropody treatments.Many(More)
OBJECTIVE Neopterin (NT) is a compound of low molecule-based pteridine. It is secreted by macrophages as a response to the stimulation of cytokines such as interferon-gamma, interferon-1beta, tumor necrosis factor alpha or bacteria compounds such as lipopolysaccharides. Procalcitonin (PCT) levels may increase in the course of bacterial, parasitic, and(More)
Pseudomonas stutzeri which is an aerobic, non-fermentative gram-negative bacillus frequently found in soil, water and hospital environment, rarely leads to serious community-acquired infections. In this report a case of community-acquired meningitis due to P. stutzeri was presented. A 73-years-old male patient was admitted to the emergency department with(More)
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