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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)
OBJECTIVE To determine the seroprevalence of Brucella-specific antibodies in rural and suburban communities in different provinces of Anatolia. METHOD Cross-sectional seroepidemiological study on serum samples collected in communities in two relatively developed provinces in west Anatolia with an official low prevalence of brucellosis and in one province(More)
The objective of this study was to examine self-reported occupational health risks and health complaints of barbers and hairdressers. A total of 1284 individuals from 300 workplaces in Izmir participated in this study. The workers completed the questionnaires during their training in occupational health. Self-reported symptoms were allergy: 35% and(More)
The age-specific prevalence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection and risk factors were evaluated in a low socioeconomic population in Izmir. Children and adolescents 1-18 years of age admitted to the outpatient clinics for follow-up visits, or healthy children between April-December 2009 were investigated for anti-HAV antibodies by a cross-sectional study.(More)
OBJECTIVE Candida infections have increased due to transplant patients, prolonged ICU stay and invasive procedures. The most common isolated strain is C. albicans. The aim of this study was to evaluate the distribution of Candida isolates at Tepecik Education and Research Hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS Yeast like fungi were isolated between 13.01.2010(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is prevalent in renal insufficient patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of pegylated interferon α-2a (peg-IFN-α-2a) among these patients. Among 437 patients within total hemodialysis population in hemodialysis units, in total 83 patients (19.0%) were anti-HCV positive and of these 83(More)
INTRODUCTION Fungal peritonitis (FP) is a rare but serious complication in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD), and is associated with higher morbidity, mortality. We aimed to analyze the predisposing factors, etiological agents, outcome and treatment of FP in patients with PD. METHODOLOGY We evaluated retrospectively all PD patients PD center(More)
We aimed to provide data on the diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) in this largest case series ever reported. The Haydarpasa-1 study involved patients with microbiologically confirmed TBM in Albania, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Syria and Turkey between 2000 and 2012. A positive culture,(More)
AIMS We aimed to clarify whether determination of levels of soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) could predict subsequent thrombo-embolic events in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). METHODS AND RESULTS Forty-four consecutive outpatients (mean age: 58 +/- 6 years, 20 male) with chronic NVAF who were not receiving aspirin and had no thrombus or(More)
BACKGROUND CD200 (OX-2) is a novel immune-effective molecule, existing in a cell membrane-bound form, as well as in a soluble form in serum (s OX-2), which acts to regulate inflammatory and acquired immune responses. MATERIAL AND METHODS We planned this study to evaluate the sOX-2 levels of type 2 diabetic foot (group B), and compare it with that of(More)