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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology of injuries treated at a hand and microsurgery hospital between 1992 and 2005. METHODS This is a descriptive retrospective study based on medical records of a hand and microsurgery hospital in İzmir for the years 1992-2005. A total of 8,946 injuries involving 8,817 patients were included.(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the point prevalence of nosocomial urinary tract infections (UTIs) and to investigate risk factors for pathogen type (E. coli vs. others) and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) positivity among nosocomial UTI patients. A questionnaire consisting of 44 questions on demographic data and risk factors of UTI cases was(More)
The objectives of this study were to assess the level of knowledge on HPV and HPV vaccination, and to determine vaccination attitude among Ege university students in Izmir, Turkey. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in first-year English preparatory class. Systematic cluster sampling was applied and 717 (72.6%) of students registered to the 54 classes(More)
OBJECTIVES As the deceased-donor organ shortage has become a common problem, we sought to investigate the attitudes of people in Izmir, Turkey, concerning corneal donation and transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire designed to collect demographic data and determine attitudes concerning corneal donation and transplant, based on 9 questions, was(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) according to European criteria (1993) and to the US-European Consensus Group (US-EU) criteria (2002) in adult women in Bornova, Izmir, Turkey. MATERIALS AND METHOD The study was designed as a two-phase cross-sectional survey consisting of a baseline(More)
BACKGROUND Health care workers' (HCWs) influenza vaccination attitude is known to be negative. The H1N1 epidemic had started in mid 2009 and made a peak in October-November in Turkey. A national vaccination campaign began on November 2nd, 2009. Despite the diligent efforts of the Ministry of Health and NGOs, the attitudes of the media and politicians were(More)
An increased risk of lung cancer has been reported for butchers and meat workers in several cohort studies, although confounding from tobacco smoking could not be ruled out in any of these studies. These exposures, as well as a potential risk associated with contact with live animals, are addressed here in a large case-control study with full adjustment for(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this multi-centre cross-sectional survey were to detect Turkish nursing students' level of knowledge on viral hepatitis, to evaluate their rates of exposure to blood and to find out their hepatitis A (HAV), hepatitis B (HBV) vaccination status. METHODS This multi-centre cross-sectional study was conducted in 14 nursing schools(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are estimated to be the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide. Meanwhile, it is well established that infection by high-risk HPVs is considered the major cause of cervical cancer since more than 96% of these cancers are positive for high-risk HPVs, especially types 16 and 18. Moreover, during the last 2(More)
BACKGROUND According to the surveillance system in Turkey, most diseases are notified only by clinicians, without involving laboratory notification. It is assumed that a considerable inadequacy in notifications exists; however, this has not been quantified by any researcher. Our aim was to evaluate the completeness of communicable disease surveillance in(More)