Browsing by Author "Ozturk, Cagatay"
Five-year surveillance of nosocomial infections following orthopedic surgery in a private medical center Authors:Coskun, Diler; Aytaç, Jale; Ozturk, Cagatay; Tezer, Mehmet; Hamzaoǧlu, Azmi
Publisher and Date:(Springer, 2008)Introduction Nosocomial infections (NI) are a major problem in health care facilities resulting in extended length of stay substantial morbidity and mortality and excess cost. In this study we aimed to know the rates distribution profiles of NIs following orthopedic surgery and share our first 5-year experience in a private medical center. Materials and methods There is an active prospective and laboratory-based surveillance program since January 1999 at Florence Nightingale Hospital in Istanbul ...
Authors:Tezer, Mehmet; Kuzgun, Unal; Hamzaoǧlu, Azmi; Ozturk, Cagatay; Kabukcuoglu, Fevziye; Sirvanci, Mustafa
Publisher and Date:(Springer, 2005)The metal-related complications caused by orthopedic implants have long been a concern but these problems have been considered mostly in the field of arthroplasty or internal fixation of fractures. The recent prevalence of spinal instrumentation has evoked a similar concern among spine surgeons. Here we present a case of intraspinal metallosis adjacent to the pedicular hook occurring after treatment of vertebral fracture by posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion and causing paraparesis at the ...
The seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea: a preliminary study Authors:Unal, Murat; Ozturk, Levent; Ozturk, Cagatay; Kabal, A.
Publisher and Date:(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2003)We investigated the seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. A prospective clinical study consisting of 19 patients aged 23-72 years with confirmed obstructive sleep apnoea by overnight polysomnography and 36 control subjects aged 25-61 years with no history of obstructive sleep apnoea and gastroesophageal reflux complaints was conducted. Titres of serum H. pylori IgG antibody were assayed by a serum enzyme-linked immunoabsorbant assay. The difference between ...