Mustafa Altindiş

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Our purpose was to determine the reliability of the Pap smear in making the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis and to examine the characteristics of Pap smear vs vaginal culture in diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis, with the vaginal Gram stain used as the diagnostic standard. We performed a prospective, blinded study involving 245 women who referred to the(More)
INTRODUCTION Touch-screen mobile phones/devices (TMPs/Ds) are increasingly used in hospitals. They may act as a mobile reservoir for microbial pathogens. The rates of microbial contamination of TMPs/Ds and keypad mobile phones (KMPs) with respect to different variables including use by healthcare workers (HCWs)/non-HCWs and the demographic characteristics(More)
BACKGROUND The reason for acute renal failure (ARF) in abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is thought to be due to the increase in renal venous pressure. In this study, the changes in plasma and renal tissue cytokine levels and histopathologic changes in renal tubular and glomerular cells were evaluated and compared in a model of acute elevation in(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)
Morganella morganii is rarely isolated from nosocomial infections. However, postoperative infections due to Morganella spp. were documented in literature and eye involvements of the infections usually result in severe sequels. We present a severe case infection, which was caused by M. morganii subsp. morganii, firstly appearing as conjunctivitis and(More)
Recently, new carbapenemases in Enterobacteriaceae strains and non-fermentative gram-negative bacilli have been reported. The New Delhi metallo‐β‐lactamase-1 (NDM-1) is a major problem around the world. The purpose of this article is to address the NDM-1 Klebsiella pneumoniae epidemic detected in eight cases in our hospital. Bacteria identified in this(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic value of blood culture testing in the diagnosis of bacteremia is limited by contamination. OBJECTIVES In this multicenter study, the aim was to evaluate the contamination rates of blood cultures as well as the parameters that affect the culture results. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sample collection practices and culture data obtained(More)
INTRODUCTION The Streptococcus anginosus group of bacteria are low-virulence bacteria existing as commensals in the oral flora and gastrointestinal tracts of humans. S. anginosus may spread to the blood in individuals with poor oral hygiene in cases of oral infections, such as gingivitis and tooth abscesses, that develop following the loss of mucosal unity.(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients in Turkey and to study related factors. METHODS This multicenter study was carried out between January 01 and April 15, 2015 in Turkey in 57 centers. Adults were enrolled and studied in three groups. Group 1: Inactive HBsAg(More)
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