Necla Eren Tülek

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In this study, 416 hospital staffs from different departments and profession were screened for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody by Enzyme Immune Assay method. Two hundred fifty blood bank donors were tested as a control group. Anti HCV positivity were found in four of hospital staffs (0.9%) and in four of donors (1.6%). According to our results, generally(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In the current investigation, we evaluated patients with hepatitis B infection to determine whether serum soluble interleukin-2 receptor and interleukin-10 levels were changed and whether the degree of these changes in serum levels correlated with histologic severity of hepatitis related liver injury. METHODOLOGY 25 patients diagnosed of(More)
Circulating sICAM-1 is known to be elevated in various inflammatory disorders. It is further suggested that elevated levels correlate well with disease activity in several autoimmune disorders. The objectives of this study are to determine the serum sICAM-1 levels in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and correlate sICAM-1 levels with clinical(More)
SETTING Department of Chest Diseases, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine and Atatürk Chest Diseases Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. OBJECTIVE The primary purpose of this study was to assess the contributory role of viral hepatitis in antituberculosis drug hepatotoxicity. DESIGN Serologic markers for viral hepatitis were studied in 57 patients who developed(More)
BACKGROUND Even mild asthma has an inflammatory component. Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) plays an important role in inflammation. Higher levels of circulating ICAM-1 (cICAM-1) in sera may reflect the upregulation of ICAM-1 expression in allergic inflammation. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess cICAM-1 levels in children with atopic(More)
Nosocomial infections due to candida species are increasingly gaining importance. In this study, we aimed to determine the risk factors associated with nosocomial candida infections and also to determine the species and antifungal sensitivity of candida strains. Candida spp. strains isolated from the clinical specimens of 92 patients who were hospitalized(More)
Sirolimus-associated pulmonary problems are rare but life threatening. Pulmonary problems due to sirolimus treatment are interstitial pneumonitis, bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP), and alveolar hemorrhage. We present a case of sirolimus-related cough in the absence of any pulmonary radiological findings. A 55-year-old man with a history(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the rates of brucellosis revealed by blood and bone marrow (BM) cultures obtained from patients followed up in our hospital, between 2002-2004 period. A total of 102 patients (62 male, 40 female; mean age: 39 +/- 5 years) were included to the study and 61 of them were in acute, 29 were in subacute, and 12 were in chronic(More)