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OBJECTIVE We aimed to compare community-onset healthcare-associated (CO-HCA) and hospital-acquired (HA) urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli in terms of epidemiology, clinical outcomes and antimicrobial activities. METHODS Patients from both groups with ESBL-producing E. coli detected(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) status cannot be reliably predicted in anti-HCV positive/HCV-RNA negative individuals who may either have recovered spontaneously or have a false-positive test due to antibody cross-reaction. Investigating T lymphocyte responses in individuals with different HCV status may help understand the cellular immune mechanisms(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the species incidence and susceptibility pattern to 9 antifungal agents of yeasts isolated from various clinical specimens of colonized or infected patients treated in the coronary and surgical intensive care units (ICU).  METHODS A total of 421 ICU patients were treated at the Cardiology Institute, Istanbul University, Istanbul,(More)
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