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Investigation of an outbreak of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica on a pediatric intensive care unit.

Mehmet Erinmez, Ayse Büyüktas Manay, Yasemin Zer,

<b>Objective:</b> This paper reports an <i>Elizabethkingia meningoseptica</i> outbreak on a pediatric intensive care unit with emphasis on investigation of outbreak source, infection control interventions, patient characteristics and comparative antimicrobial susceptibility results. <b>Methods:</b> This was an ambidirectional cohort study conducted in a university hospital 20-bed pediatric intensive care unit. Patient ages ... Read more >>

GMS Hyg Infect Control (GMS hygiene and infection control)
[2021, 16:Doc19]

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Inhibition of swarming motility using in vitro hyperthermia.

Deniz Gazel, Yasemin Zer, Ayşe Büyüktaş Manay, Hüseyin Akdoğan,

Hyperthermia is a therapeutic technique in which body tissue is exposed to temperatures in the region of 40-45 °C to induce a physiological or biological effect. Swarming motility is an important virulence factor for Proteus mirabilis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and swarming phenomenon is a coordinated multicellular movement of differentiated bacterial population ... Read more >>

J Therm Biol (Journal of thermal biology)
[2021, 100:102955]

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Investigation of heteroresistant vancomycin intermediate Staphylococcus aureus among MRSA isolates.

Deniz Gazel, Mehmet Erinmez, Ayşe Büyüktaş Manay, Yasemin Zer,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Heteroresistant vancomycin intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (hVISA) testing is recommended when therapeutic failure is suspected in the clinics. In our research, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of hVISA among methicilline-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolates in our university hospital and compared three methods for detection of hVISA.<h4>Methodology</h4>One hundred MRSA clinical isolates ... Read more >>

J Infect Dev Ctries (Journal of infection in developing countries)
[2021, 15(1):89-94]

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Serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumonia in children with invasive disease in Turkey: 2015-2018.

Mehmet Ceyhan, Kubra Aykac, Nezahat Gurler, Yasemin Ozsurekci, Lütfiye Öksüz, Özlem Altay Akısoglu, Fatma Nur Öz, Melike Emiroglu, Hatice TurkDagi, Akgün Yaman, Güner Söyletir, Candan Öztürk, Nezahat Akpolat, Cüneyt Özakin, Faruk Aydın, Şöhret Aydemir, Abdurrahman Kiremitci, Meral Gültekin, Yıldız Camcıoglu, Yasemin Zer, Hüseyin Güdücüoğlu, Zeynep Gülay, Asuman Birinci, Cigdem Arabaci, Adem Karbuz, Ilker Devrim, Yelda Sorguc, Betil Özhak Baysan, Eda Karadag Oncel, Nisel Yilmaz, Yasemin Ay Altintop,

<b>Objectives</b>: To determine the serotype distribution of pneumococcus causing invasive pneumococcal disease (meningitidis, bacteremia and empyema) in children in Turkey, and to observe potential changes in this distribution in time to guide effective vaccine strategies. <b>Methods</b>: We surveyed <i>S. pneumoniae</i> with conventional bacteriological techniques and with real-time polymerase chain reaction ... Read more >>

Hum Vaccin Immunother (Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics)
[2020, 16(11):2773-2778]

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Colonizations on biofilm layers of D-J catheters under sterile urine conditions.

Omer Bayrak, Ismail Basmaci, Yasemin Zer, Esra Kirkgoz Karabulut, Haluk Sen, Sakip Erturhan, Ilker Seckiner,

OBJECTIVE:To evaluate colonizations onbiofilm layers of Double J (D-J) catheters implanted forkidney stones or ureteral stones under sterile conditions. METHODS:D-J catheters implanted between January2012 and February 2014 and removed in 0-90 days,were examined in microbiology laboratory prospectively.Fifty two patients divided into three groups regardingthe duration of the D-J catheters as; ... Read more >>

Arch Esp Urol (Archivos espanoles de urologia)
[2019, 72(1):75-79]

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Investigation of bacteremia after debonding procedures.

Yasin Akbulut, Merve Goymen, Yasemin Zer, Ayse Buyuktas Manay,

<h4>Objective</h4>The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of debonding procedures after completion of orthodontic treatments on bacteremia.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>Twenty-eight patients who were treated with fixed orthodontic treatment at the Faculty of Dentistry's Department of Orthodontics at Gaziantep University and who had an indication of debonding were selected ... Read more >>

Acta Odontol Scand (Acta odontologica Scandinavica)
[2018, 76(5):314-319]

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[National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (NAMRSS) external quality assessment studies: 2011-2016].

Serap Süzük Yıldız, Hüsniye Şimşek, Nilay Çöplü, Zeynep Gülay, ,

Establishment of sustainable and evidence-based surveillance systems are recommended for prevention of microbial resistance by the World Health Organization (WHO). As a necessity of these surveillance systems, participants are recommended to implement an external quality assessment (EQA) program. In this scope, National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (NARSS) has been established ... Read more >>

Mikrobiyol Bul (Mikrobiyoloji bulteni)
[2017, 51(3):247-259]

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[Results of a multicenter study investigating plasmid mediated colistin resistance genes (mcr-1 and mcr-2) in clinical Enterobacteriaceae ısolates from Turkey].

Ayşe Nur Sarı, Serap Süzük, Onur Karatuna, Dilara Öğünç, Ayşe Esra Karakoç, Zeynep Çizmeci, Hikmet Eda Alışkan, Füsun Cömert, Mustafa Zahir Bakıcı, Nezahat Akpolat, Fatma Feriha Çilli, Yasemin Zer, Aysel Karataş, Bahar Akgün Karapınar, Gülçin Bayramoğlu, Melda Özdamar, Fatma Kalem, Nuran Delialioğlu, Elif Aktaş, Nisel Yılmaz, Şaban Gürcan, Zeynep Gülay,

Colistin is a polymyxin antibiotic which is considered as one of the last line agents against infections due to multidrug resistant or carbapenem resistant gram-negative pathogens. Colistin resistance is associated with chromosomal alterations which can usually cause mutations in genes coding specific two component regulator systems. The first plasmid-mediated colistin ... Read more >>

Mikrobiyol Bul (Mikrobiyoloji bulteni)
[2017, 51(3):299-303]

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Apical extrusion of Enterococcus faecalis in different canal geometries during the use of nickel titanium systems with different motion types.

Ugur Aydin, Yasemin Zer, Mehtap Zorlu Golge, Esra Kirkgoz Karabulut, Emre Culha, Emrah Karataslioglu,

Background/purpose:Extrusion of intracanal bacteria leads to treatment failures. Compare the apical extrusion of intracanal bacteria (Enterococcus faecalis) during canal preparation with three different instrumentation techniques [RECIPROC, One Shape (OS), and Twisted-File Adaptive (TFA)] with different motion types. Materials and methods:Ninety teeth with different canal morphologies were divided into three main ... Read more >>

J Dent Sci (Journal of dental sciences)
[2017, 12(1):1-6]

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[Comparison of two different antiseptics on contamination of epidural catheter tip].

Lütfiye Pirbudak, Sevgi Uçar, Yasemin Zer, Ayşe Mızrak, Hülya Çiçek,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The aim of the present study was to compare preventive effects of 10% povidone-iodine, and combination of 2-propanol and benzalkonium chloride skin antiseptics on contamination of epidural catheter tip.<h4>Methods</h4>Included were 160 patients aged 18-65 years with American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classifications of I-II. Patients were randomized. Povidone-iodine ... Read more >>

Agri (Agri : Agri (Algoloji) Dernegi'nin Yayin organidir = The journal of the Turkish Society of Algology)
[2016, 28(1):9-17]

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Serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae in children with invasive diseases in Turkey: 2008-2014.

Mehmet Ceyhan, Yasemin Ozsurekci, Nezahat Gürler, Lütfiye Öksüz, Sohret Aydemir, Sengul Ozkan, Serife Yuksekkaya, Melike Keser Emiroglu, Meral Gültekin, Akgün Yaman, Abdurrahman Kiremitci, Keramettin Yanık, Arzu Karli, Hatice Ozcinar, Faruk Aydin, Gulcin Bayramoglu, Yasemin Zer, Zeynep Gulay, Efgan Dogan Gayyurhan, Mustafa Gül, Cüneyt Özakın, Hüseyin Güdücüoğlu, Duygu Perçin, Nezahat Akpolat, Candan Ozturk, Yıldız Camcıoğlu, Eda Karadağ Öncel, Melda Çelik, Laser Şanal, Hakan Uslu,

Successful vaccination policies for protection from invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPD) dependent on determination of the exact serotype distribution in each country. We aimed to identify serotypes of pneumococcal strains causing IPD in children in Turkey and emphasize the change in the serotypes before and after vaccination with 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate ... Read more >>

Hum Vaccin Immunother (Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics)
[2016, 12(2):308-313]

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[Investigation of carbapenemases in carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae strains isolated in 2014 in Turkey].

Aslı Çakar, Yakut Akyön, Deniz Gür, Onur Karatuna, Dilara Öğünç, Betil Özhak Baysan, Nilay Çöplü, Mustafa Çağatay, Abdullah Kılıç, Mehmet Baysallar, Zahir Bakıcı, Cem Çelik, Zeynep Gülay, Şöhret Aydemir, Alper Tünger, Hüseyin Kılıç, Barış Derya Erçal, Zulal Aşçı Toraman, Yasemin Zer, Ayşe Büyüktaş, Selma Ay, Zerrin Aktaş, Çiğdem Kayacan, Gülçin Bayramoğlu, Faruk Aydın, Devrim Dündar, Ufuk Hasdemir, Ramazan Ayaş, Keramettin Yanık, Murat Günaydın, Hüseyin Güdücüoğlu, Mehmet Parlak,

Carbapenems are the choice of treatment in infections caused by multidrug resistant Enterobacteriaceae. In recent years carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae isolates due to carbapenemases have been increasingly reported worldwide. Multicenter studies on carbapenemases are scarce in Turkey. The aim of this study was to determine the distribution of carbapenemases from different parts ... Read more >>

Mikrobiyol Bul (Mikrobiyoloji bulteni)
[2016, 50(1):21-33]

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Investigation of VIM, IMP, NDM-1, KPC AND OXA-48 enzymes in Enterobacteriaceae strains.

Yelda Demir, Yasemin Zer, Ilkay Karaoglan,

Gram-negative bacteria especially Enterobacteriaceae species have become an increasing etiologic agent of nosocomial infections. The development of resistance to carbapenems have become an increasing problem in the treatment of nosocomial infections. Especially carbapenamases are common for Enterobacteriaceae strains. This study was performed to detect the types of carbapenemases in Enterobacteriaceae ... Read more >>

Pak J Pharm Sci (Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences)
[2015, 28(3 Suppl):1127-1133]

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The effect of tramadol and tramadol + gabapentin combination in patients with lumbar disc herniation after epidural steroid injection.

Lütfiye Pirbudak, Hülya Ciçek, Mustafa Işik, Yasemin Zer,

<h4>Background/aim</h4>To compare the effects of tramadol-only treatment and tramadol + gabapentin treatment in patients who had received an epidural steroid injection.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>Forty patients with hernia disc-originated acute lumbar discogenic pain were evaluated. All patients received a single dose of steroid and local anesthesia mixture epidurally via the lumbar approach. ... Read more >>

Turk J Med Sci (Turkish journal of medical sciences)
[2015, 45(6):1214-1219]

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In vitro efficacy of various antibiotic combinations against Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates.

Ebru Nazli, Yasemin Zer, Fahriye Eksi,

<h4>Objective</h4>Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the leading causes of nosocomial infection. The present study tested the in vitro efficacy of ceftazidime or imipenem combined with amikacin, levofloxacin and colistin in P.aeruginosa isolates.<h4>Methods</h4>P.aeruginosa strains, isolated from clinical samples, were assessed for antibiotic susceptibility using the disc diffusion method. Antibiotic combination tests ... Read more >>

J Int Med Res (The Journal of international medical research)
[2015, 43(2):217-225]

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In vitro synergistic activity of colistin with tigecycline or β-lactam antibiotic/β-lactamase inhibitor combinations against carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii.

Ilkay Karaoglan, Yasemin Zer, Vuslat Kecik Bosnak, Ayse Ozlem Mete, Mustafa Namiduru,

<h4>Objective</h4>Nosocomial infection caused by carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii is a worldwide problem and treatment options remain controversial. This study investigated the in vitro effect of various antibiotic combinations against carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii strains.<h4>Methods</h4>Antibiotic susceptibility of A. baumannii strains was analysed. In vitro synergistic efficacy of colistin combined with tigecycline, cefoperazone/sulbactam or ... Read more >>

J Int Med Res (The Journal of international medical research)
[2013, 41(6):1830-1837]

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Clonal comparison of Acinetobacter strains isolated from intensive care patients and the intensive care unit environment.

Esra Kirkgöz, Yasemin Zer,

<h4>Background/aim</h4>Acinetobacter baumannii is one of the most commonly encountered microorganisms in nosocomial infections. It is thought that strains found in the environment can be a source for contamination of patients by Acinetobacter strains that are resistant to environmental conditions. This study was carried out to compare Acinetobacter strains isolated from ... Read more >>

Turk J Med Sci (Turkish journal of medical sciences)
[2014, 44(4):643-648]

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Antimicrobial efficiency of photodynamic therapy with different irradiation durations.

Cihan Yildirim, Emine Sirin Karaarslan, Semih Ozsevik, Yasemin Zer, Tugrul Sari, Aslihan Usumez,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial efficiency of PDT and the effect of different irradiation durations on the antimicrobial efficiency of PDT.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>Sixty freshly extracted human teeth with a single root were decoronated and distributed into five groups. The control group received no treatment. Group 1 was treated ... Read more >>

Eur J Dent (European journal of dentistry)
[2013, 7(4):469-473]

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Comparison of intravitreal vancomycin and daptomycin application in experimental methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) endophthalmitis in rabbits.

Erol Coskun, Seydi Okumus, Bulent Gurler, Tuncer Demir, A Yasir Bahar, Yasemin Zer, Aysegul Comez, Mehmet Gurkan Tatar, Umit Aksoy, Ibrahim Erbagci,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To compare bactericidal activities of daptomycin and vancomycin in an experimental rabbit model of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) endophthalmitis.<h4>Methods</h4>The right eyes of 19 New Zealand rabbits weighing 2 to 2.5 kg were used. Each eye was inoculated with 1000 colony-forming units (cfu) of MRSA into the vitreous cavity. 24 h after the ... Read more >>

Cutan Ocul Toxicol (Cutaneous and ocular toxicology)
[2013, 32(3):222-227]

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Comparison of Lipoprotein(a) levels between elderly and middle-aged men with coronary artery disease.

Hulya Cicek, Sibel Bayil, Yasemin Zer, Ahmet Celik, Iclal Geyikli,

Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is known to be a risk factor for atherosclerotic disease in middle-aged men, but the role of Lp(a) in women and in the elderly is less clear. In most studies, excess Lp(a) is not associated with increased risk for persons >65 years of age. This study examined the ... Read more >>

Ann N Y Acad Sci (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences)
[2007, 1100:179-184]

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Nocardia transvalensis infection in an immunocompetent patient reported from Turkey.

Yeliz Karakan, Osman Elbek, Meral Uyar, Yasemin Zer, Mehmet Tulu, Oner Dikensoy,

Pulmonary nocardiosis is a rare infection mostly occurs in patients with immunosuppressive conditions. We report an immunocompetent case of pulmonary Nocardia transvalensis from Turkey, presented with bilateral pneumonia and bronchial dilatation treated six months with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. ... Read more >>

Tuberk Toraks (Tuberkuloz ve toraks)
[2007, 55(3):295-298]

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A prospective epidemiologic survey on the prevalence of onychomycosis and dermatophytosis in male boarding school residents.

Zulal Erbagci, Almila Tuncel, Yasemin Zer, Iclal Balci,

Dermatophyte infections and onychomycosis are not usually serious in term of mortality; however, they may have significant clinical consequences such as secondary bacterial infections, chronicity, therapeutic difficulties and esthetic disfigurement in addition to serving as a reservoir of infection. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of onychomycosis and dermatophytosis ... Read more >>

Mycopathologia (Mycopathologia)
[2005, 159(3):347-352]

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Successful treatment of antifungal- and cryotherapy-resistant subcutaneous hyalohyphomycosis in an immunocompetent case with topical 5% imiquimod cream.

Zulal Erbagci, A Almila Tuncel, Suna Erkilic, Yasemin Zer,

Hyalohyphomycosis is an unusual opportunistic mycotic infection where the tissue morphology of the causative organism is mycelial. Etiological agents, which are not responsible for the otherwise-named infections like aspergillosis, are the species of non-dematiaceous hyaline hyphomycetes including Penicillium, Paecilomyces, Acremonium (formerly known Cephalosporium), Beauveria, Fusarium, and Scopulariopsis. Several cases of ... Read more >>

Mycopathologia (Mycopathologia)
[2005, 159(4):521-526]

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Synergy tests by E test and checkerboard methods of antimicrobial combinations against Brucella melitensis.

Gani Orhan, Aysen Bayram, Yasemin Zer, Iclal Balci,

Two different synergy testing methods, the checkerboard and the E test methods, were used to compare the in vitro efficacies of various antimicrobial combinations against 16 Brucella melitensis strains isolated from blood cultures. The rate of agreement of the E test and checkerboard methods was found to be 55%. The ... Read more >>

J Clin Microbiol (Journal of clinical microbiology)
[2005, 43(1):140-143]

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Cutaneous hyalohyphomycosis and onychomycosis caused by Onychocola canadensis: report of the first case from Turkey.

Zülal Erbagci, Iclal Balci, Suna Erkiliç, Yasemin Zer, Ramazan Inci,

We present the first Turkish case of skin and nail infection due to Onychocola canadensis in an otherwise healthy farmer who frequently worked barefoot on soil. Cutaneous involvement consisted of scaly and hyperkeratotic lesions resembling tinea pedis, erythematous plaques, and dermal papulonodules of various sizes simulating Majocchi's granuloma. Repeated cultures ... Read more >>

J Dermatol (The Journal of dermatology)
[2002, 29(8):522-528]

Cited: 6 times

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