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Original Article / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4, DECEMBER 2022

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 / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4, DECEMBER 2022

Prospective Evaluation of Infections in Geriatric Patients in Intensive Care Units

Hasan Naz and others

Nosocomial infections (NIs) constitute a major health issue in terms of morbidity, high mortality, prolonged hospitalization, and increased costs of direct patient care. While beds in intensive care units (ICUs) constitute less than 10% of all hospital beds, more than 20% of all NIs develop in the ICU. The human lifespan has been prolonged (...) Read More

Original Article / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 1, MARCH 2022

Retrospective Evaluation of Risk Factors for Invasive Candida Infections in a Medical Intensive Care Unit

Mehmet Kürşat Bilgin and others

Fungal infections account for about 20% of all microbiological infections in critically ill patients. Candida species are the most common fungi in intensive care units (ICU) and mostly C. albicans. However, the rate of non-albicans Candida species such as C. tropicalis, C. krusei, C. parapsilosis, C. glabrata which are more resistant to antifungal therapy (...) Read More