Türkan Nadir Ozis

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the value of serial quantitative (QC) and non-quantitative (NQC) endotracheal aspirate (ETA) surveillance cultures in predicting the causative pathogen of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in patients receiving antibiotic therapy and the factors associated with their predictive value. This was a(More)
INTRODUCTION Welder's lung disease originated from a mixed exposure to different kinds of metals and chemicals from welding fumes. Because of these various harmful effects, irreversible morphological changes may occur in all parts of the respiratory tract, airways and lung parenchyma. Parenchymal changes are the main lesions that define the severity of(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate modifiable risk factors and predictors for treatment failure (TF) in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) receiving appropriate antibiotic therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS An observational cohort study performed in an intensive care unit (ICU) of a University hospital. Eighty-nine patients with(More)
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