Vaccination

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Original Article / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2, AUGUST 2019

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

Original Article / VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1, APRIL 2020

Do Turkish Gynecologists and Obstetricians recommend pregnant women the influenza vaccine?

İrem Akdemir Kalkan and others

Influenza is a systemic infectious disease. Many groups, including patients with concomitant chronic heart and lung diseases, immunosuppressed individuals, people over 50 years old, and all health staff are considered at-risk groups for influenza. Pregnant women are particularly considered to be at a higher risk. Read More

Commentary / VOLUME 3, ISSUE 1, APRIL 2021

The Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Variants on Morbidity, Mortality and Effectiveness of Vaccines

Kenan Midilli

Coronaviruses are known to evolve slower than the other RNA viruses; however, SARS-CoV-2 underwent a major shift through D614G change in February 2020, even before the declaration of a pandemic by WHO and D614G variant became rapidly dominant throughout the world.  The spike protein of this variant with D614G change have a higher affinity to […] Read More

Original Article / VOLUME 3, ISSUE 3, DECEMBER 2021

Do the Most Cited Web Sources Provide Proper Information on Influenza Vaccination?

Elif Mukime Sarıcaoğlu and others

Influenza constitutes one of the major threats to the health system, affecting up to 10% of the world’s population every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) database, between 1999-2015, 291,000-646,000 deaths caused by influenza-associated respiratory disease(...) Read More

Original Article / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2, JUNE 2022

Nasopharyngeal Carriage and Serotype Distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Elderly: A Cross-sectional Study in Turkey

Muammer Çelik and others

Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among young children and adults 65 years and older. S. pneumoniae is one of the most important causes of serious diseases, such as pneumonia, meningitis, and bacteremia. According to 2018 surveillance data from US Centers for Disease (...) 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

Case Report / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 3, SEPTEMBER 2022

Subacute and Recurrent Transient Perivascular Inflammation of the Carotid Artery (TIPIC syndrome) and Supraclavicular Lymphadenopathy Associated with Ipsilateral Intramuscular m-RNA COVID-19 Vaccine

Sıla Ulus and others

Transient perivascular inflammation of the carotid artery (TIPIC) syndrome is a rare disease. Recently, characteristic imaging findings were classified. The most common appearance is the existence of focal eccentric thickening of the carotid wall and abnormal soft tissue surrounding the carotid artery, especially near the bifurcation and usually without any (...) Read More