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Brief Report / VOLUME 3, ISSUE 1, APRIL 2021

Analysis of Scientific Publications on Acinetobacter bacteremia in Web of Science

Sevil Alkan and others

Acinetobacter species are gaining resistance to antibiotics, and they have become one of the most important pathogens causing nosocomial and healthcare-associated infections, especially in intensive care units, due to their ability to lead to epidemics. A. baumannii, particularly the multidrug-resistant isolates, have been reported worldwide, especially in recent years. It causes mortality up to 40%, especially because of increased antibiotic resistance Read More

Brief Report / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2, JUNE 2022

SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibody Levels After Inactivated Vaccine (CoronaVac) among Elderly

Harika Öykü Dinç and others

Despite the decrease in incidence after having widespread vaccination programs, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause high morbidity and mortality in the world in its second year. Especially elderly people (over 65 years old), people with underlying health conditions, and healthcare workers (HCWs) are still at high risk for COVID-19 disease. Since […] Read More

Brief Report / VOLUME 5, ISSUE 3, SEPTEMBER 2023

B Cell Subtypes in Individuals Received mRNA or Inactivated Vaccine Boosters After Fully Vaccinated with CoronaVac: A Longitudinal Study

Zeynep Ece Kuloğlu and others

In the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential to estimate the immune responses to various COVID-19 vaccinations to estimate the efficacy of the vaccines. During the ongoing pandemic, different vaccine types and vaccination strategies affect the cellular and molecular elements of innate and adaptive immune systems. Therefore, testing the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in different vaccination (...) Read More

Brief Report / VOLUME 6, ISSUE 1, MARCH 2024

Comparison of the i-test COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test with Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase PCR

Muhammet Çağrı Yıldız and others

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is used in high-capacity laboratories in the diagnosis of COVID-19. On the other hand, rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests require less technical expertise and laboratory capacity. Antigen tests, which are faster and cost-effective, are increasingly used in COVID-19 screening and diagnosis. This study aimed to compare the i-test (...) Read More

Brief Report / VOLUME 6, ISSUE 1, MARCH 2024

The Practice of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Thoracic Surgery and its Effectiveness

Bahar Madran and others

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a significant global problem, and their burden increases with emerging antimicrobial resistance. Globally, around 12.3% of surgical patients suffer from SSIs annually, with higher rates in low-income countries (23.2%) compared to high-income countries (9.4%). Inappropriate antibiotic use not only escalates the rate of (...) Read More

Brief Report / VOLUME 6, ISSUE 2, JUNE 2024

Rapid Bacterial Identification from Positive Blood Cultures by MALDI-TOF MS Following Short-Term Incubation on Solid Media

Mervenur Demir and Gülşen Hazırolan

Sepsis is a life-threatening infection with a mortality rate above 25%. Rapid identification of the microorganisms that cause bloodstream infections is important for choosing targeted and timely antimicrobial treatment. The implementation of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (...) Read More