Zulal Ozkurt

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OBJECTIVES This study described the clinical features, factors affecting the outcome of this disease, risk factors, and efficacy of ribavirin therapy for CCHF patients in Eastern Turkey. METHODS Between 2002 and 2004, 60 cases admitted to our hospital were included in this study. The diagnosis was confirmed through detection of IgM by ELISA and/or genomic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of oral ribavirin treatment in patients with Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF). METHODS In 2004, all patients diagnosed with CCHF were treated with oral ribavirin, however in 2003 none of the CCHF patients had been given treatment due to lack of confirmatory diagnostic information at that(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to determine the risk factors for acquisition of imipenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (IRPA) in the burn unit. METHODS Patients hospitalized in the burn unit from July 2003 to November 2004 were included in this study. The features of patients with isolated IRPA were compared with those of patients with isolated(More)
Healthcare-related transmission of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a well-recognized hazard. We report a multicentre retrospective cross-sectional study undertaken in Turkey in 2014 in nine hospitals, regional reference centres for CCHF, covering the years 2002 to 2014 inclusive. Data were systematically extracted from charts of all personnel(More)
The prevalence of metallo-beta-lactamases (MBLs) produced by isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii and the activities of various antmicrobial combinations against MBL producer strains were investigated. During the period from June 2003 till July 2004, 120 P. aeruginosa and 9 A. baumannii nonduplicate isolates were obtained from burn(More)
In this study, we investigated the in vivo genotoxicity of ribavirin in humans, studying 3 patients with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever who were treated with high-dose ribavirin. In order to evaluate genotoxicity, both the micronucleus (MN) test and the sister chromatid exchange (SCE) test were used. In all patients, blood samples were taken during and(More)
The study was designed to compare antibiotic use, cost and consumption before and after an initiation of an antibiotic-restriction policy in our hospital. The policy was applied in 2003, and the prescription of two groups of antibiotics (intravenously used and expensive antibiotics) was restricted. A prescription for the restricted antibiotics could be(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the possible route of hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission throughout a family setting. METHOD Two hundred and forty family members (42 spouses, 32 offspring, 34 mothers, 35 fathers and 97 siblings) of 84 HBsAg carriers attending the Ataturk University Medical Faculty Hospital between July 2000 and May 2001, and 384 first time blood(More)
INTRODUCTION The information of discharge criteria in patients with Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is limited. In this study, we aimed to determine the clinical and laboratory parameters used in discharging the patients by the experienced centers. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was done in 9 reference centers of CCHF from May 1, 2015 to December(More)