The Official Journal of the Turkish Society Of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (KLİMİK)

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Original Article / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1, APRIL 2019

Identification and assemblage types of Giardia duodenalis from patients in Thrace, Turkey

Şadiye Kaplan Küçük and others

The genus Giardia includes six species based on the morphological features of trophozoite and cyst forms. Of these, Giardia varani is found from water monitor Varanus salvator, while Giardia agilis, Giardia ardeae and Giardia psittaci, Giardia microti and Giardia muris, and Giardia duodenalis from amphibians, birds, rodents, and mammals, respectively. Giardia duodenalis (...) Read More

Original Article / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1, APRIL 2019

Safety of a Carbapenem-Sparing Approach as Part of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program, in a Setting with Increased Carbapenem Resistance

Anna-Arbana Makina and others

Over the last two decades, the rates of carbapenem-resistant (CR) pathogens have increased dramatically in Greek hospitals, with Klebsiella pneumoniae as the most worrisome representative (1). According to the recent European Annual Surveillance Report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Greece ranks first in Europe, with the highest percentage of (...) Read More

Original Article / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1, APRIL 2019

The effectiveness of the Culture for Dientamoeba fragilis from the Stool

Özgür Kurt and others

Dientamoeba fragilis is an intestinal protozoon classified among the flagellates inhabiting in the caecum and colonic lumen of humans. It has long been regarded as a commensal microorganism until when clinical reports indicate its association with gastrointestinal and dermatological case. Laboratory diagnosis of D. fragilis infections has long been limited to (...) Read More

Original Article / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1, APRIL 2019

The Factors Affecting Specialty Preference and Job Satisfaction of Medical Residents

Yusuf Kuzukıran and others

Job satisfaction refers to fulfillment of the employees’ expectations of their work, the physical environment and the working atmosphere. On the grounds that it is an emotional concept, its perception may differ individually. However, it can still be evaluated with specifically designed (...) Read More