Sesin Kocagöz

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A repetitive sequence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA was amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), from sputum samples, for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. The method of heating the sample in a boiling water bath to break down the bacterial cell wall and to release the DNA was compared with that of enzymatic lysis of bacteria and then(More)
An increase in the number of tuberculosis cases caused by multiple-drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis has stimulated search for new antituberculous agents. Beta-lactam antibiotics, traditionally regarded as ineffective against tuberculosis, merit consideration. Four major penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) with approximate molecular sizes(More)
We have evaluated the in vitro activities of seven fluoroquinolones against 69 strains of Brucella melitensis. According to their minimum inhibitory concentration for 90% growth (MIC(90)) values, the most active agent was found to be sparfloxacin (MIC(90) 0.12 mg/L) followed by levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin (MIC(90) 0.50 mg/L) and grepafloxacin(More)
This study was carried out with the participation of eight hospitals in Turkey to determine the frequency of gram-negative bacteria isolated in intensive care units (ICU) and to compare their resistance rates to selected antibiotics. Aerobic gram-negative bacteria isolated from ICUs during 1996 were studied. Antibiotic susceptibilities to imipenem,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the penicillin resistance and serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae strains and to identify clonal relationships of isolates resistant to penicillin by means of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). METHODS In total, 193 S. pneumoniae strains were isolated from clinical specimens between November 1997 and January(More)
The in vitro activity of LY303366, a new echinocandin derivative, was evaluated with 191 yeast isolates by a broth microdilution method. The MICs at which 50% of the isolates were inhibited were 0.125 microg/ml for Candida albicans and C. tropicalis, 0.25 microg/ml for C. krusei, C. kefyr, and C. glabrata, and 2.0 microg/ml for C. parapsilosis.
Resistance rates to selected antibiotics of gram-negative bacteria isolated from intensive care units (ICU) of 16 Turkish hospitals during 1998 were evaluated and compared to data from the previous 3 years. Antibiotic susceptibilities to imipenem, ceftazidime, ceftazidime-clavulanate, cefoperazone-sulbactam, ceftriaxone, cefepime, cefodizime, cefuroxime,(More)
Voriconazole is a promising azole effective against a variety of fungi, including yeasts. In this study, we tested in vitro activities of voriconazole, fluconazole, itraconazole and amphotericin B against some ATCC and reference strains and 250 clinical yeast isolates. We also evaluated the effect of time of reading on MIC results. Voriconazole was the most(More)