Yusuf Ziya Demiroğlu

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the epidemiologic and clinical features, complications, imaging findings, and outcomes for brucellosis patients with osteoarticular involvement. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This prospective study was performed over 4 years (December 2000-December 2004). The subjects were 251 Turkish patients (age range, 2-77 years)(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to compare clinical, laboratory, and radiological features of spontaneous spondylodiscitis secondary to tuberculosis and brucellosis, both of which are endemic in Turkey, and spondylodiscitis due to other bacterial causes (pyogenic spondylodiscitis) and to provide guidance for clinicians in determining causative agents of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to report the clinical features, complications, abdominal sonographic findings, and treatment outcomes for a series of brucellosis cases in southern Turkey. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This prospective study involved 251 patients (age range, 2-77 years) who were hospitalized with brucellosis during a 4-year period. Patients(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro susceptibilities of Brucella melitensis clinical isolates against antibiotics used in conventional treatment regimens and additionally against quinolones. A total of 65 B. melitensis strains isolated from blood and bone marrow specimens of patients who were admitted to an university hospital localized in(More)
The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the clinical and laboratory characteristics, complications and treatment oucomes of 151 brucellosis cases (age range: 15-79 years; 89 female), who were followed in our clinic between the period of January 2003-July 2005. Of them, 66.2% were diagnosed as acute, 23.8% as subacute and 9.9% as chronic(More)
MRSA ID was evaluated to see its performance in identifying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) directly from blood culture bottles (n = 837), wound swabs (n = 112), and abscesses (n = 18). Each positive blood culture and clinical specimen was directly inoculated on MRSA ID and the culture media routinely used. The sensitivity of MRSA ID was(More)
OBJECTIVE Brucellosis remains as a widespread zoonosis, both worldwide and in our country that causes serious public health problems with the potential to create disease in humans and animals. The aim of the present study was to examine the characteristics of brucellosis patients followed in our clinic and to compare these cases with those reported in the(More)
Empirical treatment options for staphylococcal infections have become limited, as the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains have increased. Clindamycin has been a useful option for treating skin and soft-tissue infections caused by MRSA. However, expression of inducible macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B resistance(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with brucellosis frequently present with joint and bone pain. However, brucellosis may be overlooked in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who undergo dialysis since amyloidosis due to renal osteodystrophy and beta-2 microglobulinaemia may cause bone pain as well. Only four cases of end-stage renal failure accompanied by(More)
Mucormycosis is a rare but invasive fungal disease with high mortality. The present study aimed to retrospectively investigate the demographic characteristics, as well as the clinical, radiological and laboratory features and the results of treatment, in the patients followed in our hospital because of mucormycosis. The present study retrospectively(More)