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Original Article

Analysis of the Prophylactic use of Hydroxychloroquine at the Beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Physicians

Mehmet Gökhan Gönenli and others

Healthcare workers were on the front line of the global effort against COVID-19. Thousands of physicians died from COVID-19 in many countries. In addition, difficulties in accessing personal protective equipment (PPE), lack of training, and workforce shortages have exposed the vulnerability of healthcare workers who desperately sought other options to protect (...) Read More

Original Article

Prevalence of Fosfomycin Resistance Among Enterobacterales Isolates in A Tertiary Care Hospital from Turkey

Yeliz Tanrıverdi-Çaycı and others

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are seen in all age groups and are among the most frequent bacterial infections. Enterobacterales are the most common bacterial species that cause UTIs . Escherichia coli is the most common cause of both complicated UTIs (65%) and uncomplicated UTIs (75%). E. coli is followed by other Enterobacterales such as Klebsiella spp., Proteus spp., and Serratia spp. Resistance of urinary tract pathogens to (...) Read More

Fasciola hepatica in the Differential Diagnosis of a Patient with Obstructive Jaundice and Eosinophilia
Case Report

Fasciola hepatica in the Differential Diagnosis of a Patient with Obstructive Jaundice and Eosinophilia

Necati Mumcu and others

Although Fasciola hepatica infects sheep and cattle, it can sometimes be an accidental host in humans. Clinically, fever, abdominal pain, intermittent jaundice, intrahepatic cystic abscess, eosinophilic cholecystitis, and extrahepatic cholecystitis are seen most frequently. The diagnosis can be made by serology or by clinical improvement (...) Read More

Review Article

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in Central and Eastern Europe-Gains and Challenges in An Ever-Changing World

Deniz Gökengin

It has been more than a decade since the first evidence of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the “Iniciativa Profilaxis Pre-Exposición” (iPreEx) study, which reported 44% efficacy. Following these results, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved PrEP in 2012 as a method of prevention from HIV for individuals at high risk, and two years later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the PrEP guidelines. Then, many other (...) Read More

Comparison of CURB-65 Pneumonia Severity Score, Quick COVID-19 Severity Index, and Brescia-COVID Respiratory Severity Scale in Emergently Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients with Pneumonia
Original Article

Comparison of CURB-65 Pneumonia Severity Score, Quick COVID-19 Severity Index, and Brescia-COVID Respiratory Severity Scale in Emergently Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients with Pneumonia

İbrahim Toker and others

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) occurred with different levels of severity, and different criteria for hospitalizations were suggested, considering risk factors for poor outcomes, such as advanced age, comorbidities, lymphopenia, and high C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. The most severe complication of COVID-19 is viral pneumonia, which is often manifested by diffuse bilateral lung (...) Read More

Original Article

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Bacteremia: From Diagnosis to Treatment

Pınar Aysert-Yıldız and others

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an aerobic, non-fermentative, Gram-negative bacterium widespread in aquatic environments and soil. It has an inherent ability to adhere to abiotic surfaces and forms biofilms. It is usually considered to be a commensal and a low-grade pathogen. However, it can cause severe infections in the immunocompromised and debilitated (...) Read More

Acknowledgements to Reviewers

Reviewers-2022

Murat Akova

The Editors sincerely thank to all reviewers of IDCM for their generous contribution to the Journal. The quality of the Journal depends on their valuable expertise. Ahmet Çağkan İnkaya, Ankara, Turkey Alpay Azap, Ankara, Turkey Alper Tekeli, Ankara, Turkey Ayca Arzu Sayıner, […] Read More

Original Article

Thyroid Dysfunction among the Patients with Critical COVID-19

Hande Özportakal and others

The world has been fighting against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) for more than two years, leading to more than 605 million cases and 6.4 million deaths as of September 11, 2022. Since the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) is the functional receptor for SARS-CoV-2, predominantly expressed by the alveoli (...) Read More

Original Article

Evaluation of Blood Stream and Biliary Tract Infections Related to Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography and Prophylaxis Given in Patients with Malignancy

Halime Araz and others

Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) is an invasive procedure used in patients with obstructive jaundice in the progress of some malignancies to reduce bilirubin levels, improve liver functions, prolong survival and enable other treatments. The procedure is critical because of its potential complications. The most common (...) Read More

Why to Publish in IDCM

Murat Akova, the Editor-in-Chief of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, introduces the journal and invites the authors to submit their research articles and cases to the journal.