Oguz Karabay

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this trial was to determine the spectrum of diseases with fever of unknown origin (FUO) in Turkey. METHODS A prospective multicenter study of 154 patients with FUO in twelve Turkish tertiary-care hospitals was conducted. RESULTS The mean age of the patients was 42+/-17 years (range 17-75). Fifty-three (34.4%) had infectious(More)
BACKGROUND Sepsis is a major disease affecting almost all organs and systems. OBJECTIVES To examine platelet count and indices (mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW)) in severe sepsis. METHODS Patients with criteria for sepsis at a first examination by an Infectious Diseases specialist were selected. Consecutive patients who(More)
In 2010, 47 human cases of West Nile virus (WNV)infection, including 12 laboratory-confirmed and 35 probable cases, were identified in Turkey. These were the first cases detected during routine surveillance.The patients were from 15 provinces, mainly located in the western part of the country. Incidence was 0.19/100,000 with a maximum of 1.39 in Sakarya(More)
AIM To investigate the effect of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) on acute viral hepatitis (AVH). METHODS We administered 200 mg oral NAC three times daily (600 mg/day) to the study group and placebo capsules to the control group. All patients were hospitalized and diagnosed as AVH. Blood total and direct bilirubin, ALT, AST, alkaline phosphatase, albumin and(More)
Data in the literature regarding the factors that predict unfavorable outcomes in adult herpetic meningoencephalitis (HME) cases are scarce. We conducted a multicenter study in order to provide insights into the predictors of HME outcomes, with special emphasis on the use and timing of antiviral treatment. Samples from 501 patients with molecular(More)
Candida species rarely cause black pigmentation of infected nails and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. We describe a 53-year-old white man who had diffuse melanonychia of the fourth right fingernail due to C. albicans. A progressive dark pigmentation of his nail appeared over 6 months, following paronychial inflammation. The(More)
BACKGROUND The combination therapies recommended by the World Health Organization for treatment of brucellosis are doxycycline plus rifampicin or doxycycline plus streptomycin. Although highly successful results have been obtained with these two regimens, relapse rates as high as 14.4%. The most effective and the least toxic chemotherapy for human(More)
AIM To investigate the efficacy and tolerability of albendazole and metranidazole treatment in giardiasis. METHODS The open comparative randomized trial was carried out prospectively from December 1999 to July 2001 in Duzce City of Turkey. The diagnosis was based on the presence of signs and symptoms compatible with giardiasis including a positive stool(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare alcohol-based hand rubbing with hand washing using antimicrobial soap regarding antimicrobial efficacy and compliance with routine practice in hospital and intensive care units. SUBJECTS AND METHODS From February to June 2003, 35 nurses were randomly selected from a nursing staff of 141 and divided into two groups: hand rubbing and(More)
The consumption of carbapenems has increased worldwide, together with the increase in resistant gram negative bacilli. Subsequently, the prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter infections has increased rapidly and become a significant problem particularly in intensive care unit patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the changes in(More)