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OBJECTIVE To assess psychological changes in medical students in Antalya, Turkey during their undergraduate education. The first-year follow-up outcomes are presented in this article. DESIGN All first-year undergraduate students were given a detailed, self-report questionnaire and another in the second year. They were asked to complete the General Health(More)
OBJECTIVES With increasing numbers of HIV/AIDS patients, physicians, dentists, and nurses taking care of these patients should have sufficient knowledge of the disease, and their attitude and behaviour should be proper. In our study, we aimed to examine the level of knowledge about HIV/AIDS among students from a medicine faculty, dentistry faculty, and(More)
Since there are numerous studies on CMV seroprevalence in various groups in Turkey, the number of population based, age-stratified cross-sectional studies which include epidemiological characteristics of the virus are limited. The aim of the study was to investigate the age-stratified seroprevalence and epidemiological characteristics of CMV infection in(More)
We aimed to assess the relapse rate of epilepsy, prospectively attributable to antiepileptic drug (AED) withdrawal in seizure-free patients and to determine the risk factors for seizure recurrence. Seventy-nine patients with epilepsy who were seizure-free for at least 4 years were enrolled into the study. The AEDs were tapered by one-sixth every 2 months.(More)
BACKGROUND Medical education requires detailed investigation because it is a period during which the attitudes and behaviors of physicians develop. The purpose of this study was to calculate the yearly smoking prevalence and incidence rates of medical faculty students and to identify the risk factors for adopting smoking behaviour. METHODS This is a(More)
BACKGROUND We reported pregnancy outcomes after kidney transplantation in a single transplant center. METHODS We reviewed the perinatal outcomes of female kidney transplant patients of reproductive age (18-40 years) from 1987 to 2011. RESULTS A total of 246 patients were reviewed. Of these, 43 women registered a pregnancy following kidney(More)
C-2 monitoring has been proposed as a more effective strategy than C-0 to predict the risk of acute rejection in the early stages posttransplantation. However, cyclosporine (CsA) is associated with posttransplant dyslipidemia. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the correlations of C-0 and C-2 levels with atherogenic risk factors in the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study described here was to investigate the efficacy, tolerability, and side effects of oxcarbazepine (OXC) monotherapy in newly diagnosed, previously untreated adult and elderly patients with partial epilepsy. METHODS We prospectively analyzed and recorded the efficacy, tolerability, and side effects of OXC monotherapy. The(More)
OBJECTIVES Tacrolimus (FK506) is a potent immunosuppressive drug used for prevention of rejection following transplantation. Several methods including immunoassays have been used for monitoring tacrolimus levels. The purpose of the present study was to compare the effects of various hematological parameters on whole blood tacrolimus concentrations which(More)
Transmission of pathogens from the hands of health care workers (HCWs) is the main cause of nosocomial infections, and hand hygiene is the single most important procedure to prevent it. At present, little is known about the adherence of HCWs to hand hygiene procedures in hematology units, where the patients are at high risk for acquiring hospital(More)