August 2019

Volume 1, Issue 2 Editorial

“One Health” and Promoting the Concept in the Journal

Özlem Kurt Azap

One Health is an innovative global approach aiming to tighten the collaboration and communication in all aspects of human, animal and environmental health. The areas of One Health approach include food safety, the control of zoonoses and combatting antibiotic resistance. The term “one health” was first introduced to the scientific community at an Expert Consultation [...] Read More

Original Article

Genotyping and Antifungal Susceptibility of Trichosporon asahii Strains Isolated from the Clinical Samples in a University Training and Research Hospital in Turkey

Sinem Ayaz and others

Even though Candida albicans is the most isolated fungus from clinical specimens, in recent years, there has been an increase in isolation of non-Candida spp.including Trichosporon asahii. T. asahii is an arthroconidial yeast belonging to the Trichosporonaceae family of the Basidiomycota phylum taxonomically. It can be found in nature as well as in [...] Read More

The Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs of the Healthcare Workers about Influenza Infection and Vaccination at a Public Hospital in Turkey

Ezgi Gülten and others

Seasonal influenza is an important cause of mortality, particularly in immunocompromised and elderly patients, children, pregnant and postpartum women. Iuliano et al. estimated that each year 291,243 to 645,832 deaths are attributed to seasonal influenza. Turkey is located in the northern hemisphere; therefore, the majority of the influenza cases occur between October and [...] Read More

Ombitasvir/ Paritaprevir/ Ritonavir + Ribavirin Combination Therapy in Hepatitis C Virus Infected Patients with Genotype 4 in Real-life Practice: A Multicentre Experience

Bilgehan Aygen and others

Introduction About 170-200 million people are known to be infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) worldwide. Chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection carries risks of hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, portal hypertension, liver failure, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) (1-4). Chronic HCV infection is an important health problem in Turkey (5-10). In Turkey, among HCV infections, genotype 1b […] Read More

Radiology Review

Early Detection of Fungal Infection in an Immunosuppressed Patient Demonstrated by Thorax CT: Suspicion is the Best Marker!

Gamze Durhan and others

26-year-old man with acute lymphoblastic leukemia developed neutropenic fever 12 days after induction chemotherapy. The focus of infection could not be found by clinical examination, chest radiography and routine cultures and empiric antimicrobial treatment was started.  As the fever persisted, computerized tomography (CT) of the thorax was performed, and a nodule with a diameter of […] Read More

History in Infectious Disease

Lessons from the Crimean War: How Hospital Design was Moulded by Nightingale and Others

Uğurgül Tunç

The Crimean War (1853-1856) transformed Istanbul, then the Ottoman capital, into a medical hub where new ideas were tested and exchanged among doctors and nurses from all over Europe to control the spread of infectious diseases that claimed more lives than battle wounds. Although the most well-known figure of this international effort is Florence Nightingale, […] Read More