Browsing by Author "Tezer, Mehmet"
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 ...