Mustafa Altindiş

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OBJECTIVE To assess predictors of mortality and neurological sequelae in patients with tuberculous meningitis (TBM). METHODS Patients with TBM treated at 12 university hospitals in Turkey between 1985 and 1997 were evaluated using a standardised protocol applied retrospectively. Variables associated with hospital mortality as well as with the presence of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim was to determine the seroprevalence rates for hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus and the frequency of hepatitis B core antibody seropositivity alone in residents of a city in Turkey. The subjects visited the Family Medicine Outpatient Clinics of a university hospital in Afyon for routine health checks between January 2002 and(More)
BACKGROUND Severe cases of infections caused by Raoultella planticola are constantly being reported from all over the world with the increase in drug-resistance patterns. In this study, we retrospectively evaluated the clinical characteristics of R. planticola infections with patients' demographics and antimicrobial susceptibilities of the R. planticola(More)
The presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in case of negative HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) in serum is known as "occult hepatitis B". There are many reports indicating that occult HBV infections are more frequently encountered in case of hepatocellular carcinoma, hemodialysis practice and co-infections with hepatitis C virus (HCV). The aim of this study(More)
AIM To compare the prevalence of hepatitis viral markers among soldiers from Turkey, blood donors from Northern Cyprus, and soldiers from Northern Cyprus. METHODS Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), anti-HCV and anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seroprevalence, HBV DNA, HCV RNA and HCV genotyping among soldiers from Turkey (group I), civil blood(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)
AIM To investigate the relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection and severe hyperemesis gravidarum (H. Gravidarum) by using Helicobacter pylori Stool Antigen (HpSA) and other serologic test results. METHODS Twenty-seven pregnant women with H. Gravidarum and 97 asymptomatic pregnant women of matching gestational age without gastric problems were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate short-term and long-term effects of combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen plasma concentrations in healthy postmenopausal women. METHODS In this cross-sectional study 241 healthy postmenopausal women were enrolled. A total of 81 women were receiving the following treatments for 3(More)
We examined prospectively, stool specimens from 135 children, 0 to 3 years old, referred for fever, abdominal pain, vomiting and/or acute diarrhea. Rotavirus antigens were detected from fecal samples by latex agglutination (LA), ELISA and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE). Rotavirus antigen positivity by Latex, ELISA and PAGE were 15, 55%, 12.59%(More)
The total annual expenditure of antimicrobials in Turkey in 2002 was 24% of all drug spending. In order to reduce the cost of drug expenditure, the Turkish government introduced a new restriction policy on the prescription of antimicrobials in June 2003. This new policy is based on the justification that the physicians specializing in infectious diseases(More)