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Letter to the Editor / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 3, SEPTEMBER 2022

What We Know About Monkeypox and What We Need to Do to Protect Ourselves!

Ayşegül Nalça

The monkeypox (MPX) outbreak that started in the middle of May 2022 has spread to more than 30 countries, with around 8000 laboratory-confirmed cases as of July 8, 2022. It is expected to continue to spread throughout the world. Human MPX is a zoonotic disease caused by (...) Read More

Letter to the Editor / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2, JUNE 2022

This is not Only a Question, But Also an Invitation; Are Infectious Disease Specialists “Choosing Wisely”?

Oğuz Abdullah Uyaroğlu and Ömrüm Uzun

Dear Editor, In 2012, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation launched a health initiative campaign named Choosing Wisely to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments, and procedures. Subsequently, each specialty society developed evidence-based recommendation lists about tests and treatments that were overused and did not provide meaningful benefit for patients. Today, the Choosing Wisely campaign (...) Read More

Letter to the Editor / VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3, DECEMBER 2020

Contaminated Generic Non-approved Remdesivir Vials: New Risk in Treatment of COVID-19

Gökhan Aygün and others

Remdesivir is a novel nucleotide analogue antiviral drug with in vitro activity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (1). Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Drug Controller General of India have authorized the emergency use for the treatment of COVID-19 under an Read More

Letter to the Editor / VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3, DECEMBER 2020

Relapse of Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura in a Patient With COVID-19

Güldane Cengiz Seval and others

COVID-19, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has been declared as a global pandemic and worldwide confirmed cases are currently approaching 76 million. And so far, thrombocytopenia has been observed in 5% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients and 8% of those in intensive care unit. Although the decrease in platelet counts was mild, confirmation of immune etiology has to be confirmed in those with Read More

Letter to the Editor / VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3, DECEMBER 2020

The Striking Observations on Two Personal Protective Measures During COVID-19 Pandemic: Face Mask and Social Distance

Şükran Köse and Yusuf Özbel

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread among people around the world, despite many measures taken by governments. Wearing a single-use mask, keeping social distance and hand hygiene are the main personal protective measures and need to be applied correctly by each person in the communities. These measures are very important, especially to prevent SARS-CoV-2 Read More

Letter to the Editor / VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2, AUGUST 2020

Footprints of the 21st Century Pandemic: Coronavirus History

Yeşim Besli

An emerging illness in new-born chickens, characterized by gasping and listless, was described as “An apparently new respiratory disease of chicks” by Schalk and Hwan. Then it was discovered that the disease was communicable; however Read More