Ozden Türel

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of a selective approach to the operative treatment of abdominal stab wounds. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University hospital, Turkey. SUBJECTS 387 patients with stab wounds of the abdomen, who presented between January 1992 and January 1995. INTERVENTIONS After local exploration of the wound, 200 patients in(More)
The involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) in brucellosis is rare and has a broad range of presentations. Subacute and chronic meningoencephalitis are described as the most common neurologic manifestations. We report a six-year-old boy with culture-proven neurobrucellosis who presented with an acute picture of meningoencephalitis. Cerebrospinal(More)
A false-positive tuberculin skin test (TST) may be a result of T-cell sensitivity due to Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination or exposure to non-tuberculous mycobacteria, thus leading to unnecessary isoniazid preventive therapy, especially in low-risk populations. Unlike TST, T-SPOT.TB is not confounded by BCG vaccination or exposure to most of the(More)
The frequency and spectrum of fungal infections have been increasing steadily over the last several decades. The reason for this increase may be explained by the increase in the number of immunocompromised patients due to malignancies, AIDS, invasive surgical procedures and transplantation. In parallel with this increase, several therapeutic options have(More)
Recurrent meningitis is a rare problem and can be due to alterations in immune system, or craniospinal defect. Any clue either in patient's history or physical examination would be helpful for avoiding unnecessary and tiring tests. Here we present the case of a child with recurrent bacterial meningitis who had an unnoticed hair tuft on the occipital region.(More)
Chickenpox is a common infectious disease of the pediatric age group with rare complications such as hemorrhagic varicella and arterial thrombotic purpura. Medical support is the mainstay of treatment in such cases but for the rescue of necrotic tissues, hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy should be applied in addition to anticoagulant intervention. We report(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumococcal infection is an important and preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. The Turkish government introduced 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) into the national immunization program in 2009. This suggests that replacing 7-valent PCV with a higher-valent version could at least maintain "standard of care" if not improve(More)