Omer Faruk Tekbaş

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate a large food-borne outbreak associated with eggs contaminated by Salmonella Enteritidis in a military unit using pulse field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and the Repetitive-sequence-based PCR (rep-PCR) employing the DiversiLab system. MATERIALS AND METHODS In mid-January 2008, a food-borne outbreak(More)
The incidence of serious infections caused by multidrug-resistant gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria has been increasing rapidly worldwide despite advances in antibacterial therapy in the last two decades. Among multidrug-resistant gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas(More)
The aim of this study is to determine prevalence of depressive symptoms among newly recruited young adult men in the Turkish army. This cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of depressive symptoms in this population and to identify associations between depression and socio-demographic characteristics. The Beck Depression Inventory(More)
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of dental caries in military recruits and to assess the relation of dental caries with socioeconomic and demographic factors, and sugar consumption behavior, and to generalize the findings for the young adult male population to draw a picture of dental health status of this population segment in Turkey. In this(More)
AIM To increase the awareness of environmental risk factors by determining the indoor air quality status of primary schools. MATERIALS AND METHODS Indoor air quality parameters in 172 classrooms of 31 primary schools in Kecioren, Ankara, were examined for the purpose of assessing the levels of air pollutants (CO, CO2, SO2, NO2, and formaldehyde) within(More)
The aim of this study was to determine how medical students use the computer and World Wide Web at a Turkish military medical school and to discuss characteristics related to this computer use. The study was conducted in 2003 in the Department of Public Health at the Gulhane Military Medical School in Ankara, Turkey. A survey developed by the authors was(More)
Injuries due to accidents in children and adolescents, who are more sensitive to different risk factors in their social and physical environments, play an important part in mortality and morbidity. Fractures are the most commonly seen problems among these injuries. This cross-sectional study was carried out in a two-year vocational military school in Ankara(More)
Cherry (Prunus Cerasus) is still one of the most popular preserve in Turkish cuisine. Cherry has been traditionally used for the treatment of inflammatory-related symptoms. Recent researches have proved that cherry is a valuable natural source of some important bioactive compounds in human health preservation. Evidence suggests that, cherry consumption may(More)