Onder Ergonul

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus: new outbreaks, new discoveries
    Onder Ergonul
    Koc University, School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Department, Istanbul, Turkey
    Curr Opin Virol 2:215-20. 2012
  2. pmc Imported Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever cases in Istanbul
    Kenan Midilli
    Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology Department, Istanbul
    BMC Infect Dis 7:54. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Analysis of risk-factors among patients with Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus infection: severity criteria revisited
    O Ergonul
    Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Department, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Microbiol Infect 12:551-4. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint The lack of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus antibodies in healthcare workers in an endemic region
    Onder Ergonul
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Int J Infect Dis 11:48-51. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
    Onder Ergonul
    Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Clinic, Ankara, Turkey
    Lancet Infect Dis 6:203-14. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of serum levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-10, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha in patients with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
    Onder Ergonul
    Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Clinic, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    J Infect Dis 193:941-4. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Treatment of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
    Onder Ergonul
    Marmara University, School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Department, Istanbul, Turkey
    Antiviral Res 78:125-31. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Pregnancy and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
    O Ergonul
    Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital Infectious Diseases, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:647-50. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of B. melitensis versus B. abortus bacteraemias
    Basak Dokuzoguz
    The First Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Clinic, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    J Infect 50:41-5. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of patients with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in a recent outbreak in Turkey and impact of oral ribavirin therapy
    Onder Ergonul
    Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Department, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Infect Dis 39:284-7. 2004

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  1. doi request reprint Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus: new outbreaks, new discoveries
    Onder Ergonul
    Koc University, School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Department, Istanbul, Turkey
    Curr Opin Virol 2:215-20. 2012
    ..The health care workers are under serious risk of transmission of the infection, particularly during the follow-up of the patient, with hemorrhages from the nose, mouth, gums, vagina, and injection sites...
  2. pmc Imported Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever cases in Istanbul
    Kenan Midilli
    Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology Department, Istanbul
    BMC Infect Dis 7:54. 2007
    ..All the cases were treated with ribavirin. There was no fatal case. All the strains clustered within the same group as other Europe/Turkey isolates...
  3. ncbi request reprint Analysis of risk-factors among patients with Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus infection: severity criteria revisited
    O Ergonul
    Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Department, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Microbiol Infect 12:551-4. 2006
    ..Higher levels of AST (>or= 700 U/L) and ALT (>or= 900 U/L) are suggested for use as severity criteria. Oral ribavirin was not effective for patients with haematemesis, and intravenous ribavirin is necessary for treatment of CCHF...
  4. ncbi request reprint The lack of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus antibodies in healthcare workers in an endemic region
    Onder Ergonul
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Int J Infect Dis 11:48-51. 2007
    ..In conclusion, a lack of CCHFV transmission from patients to HCWs was observed. This result could be related to the high rate of compliance to the universal precautions, which are sufficient to protect against CCHFV infection...
  5. ncbi request reprint Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
    Onder Ergonul
    Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Clinic, Ankara, Turkey
    Lancet Infect Dis 6:203-14. 2006
    ..Health-care workers have a serious risk of infection, particularly during care of patients with haemorrhages from the nose, mouth, gums, vagina, and injection sites. Simple barrier precautions have been reported to be effective...
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of serum levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-10, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha in patients with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
    Onder Ergonul
    Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Clinic, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    J Infect Dis 193:941-4. 2006
    ..In conclusion, these findings demonstrate that proinflammatory cytokines play a major role in the mortality of patients with CCHF...
  7. ncbi request reprint Treatment of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
    Onder Ergonul
    Marmara University, School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Department, Istanbul, Turkey
    Antiviral Res 78:125-31. 2008
    ..This article reviews current approaches to the treatment of CCHF, focusing on the use of ribavirin and hematological support, and discusses prospects for future research...
  8. doi request reprint Pregnancy and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
    O Ergonul
    Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital Infectious Diseases, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:647-50. 2010
    ..In the aetiology of necrotising enterocolitis, CCHF should be considered...
  9. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of B. melitensis versus B. abortus bacteraemias
    Basak Dokuzoguz
    The First Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Clinic, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    J Infect 50:41-5. 2005
    ..To determine the epidemiological and the clinical characteristics of bacteremic brucellosis...
  10. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of patients with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in a recent outbreak in Turkey and impact of oral ribavirin therapy
    Onder Ergonul
    Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Department, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Infect Dis 39:284-7. 2004
    ..The overall case-fatality rate was 2.8%. Eight patients were given ribavirin, and all 8 survived. We suggest using ribavirin to treat patients with CCHF, particularly those with severe cases...
  11. ncbi request reprint Measles, rubella, mumps, and varicella seroprevalence among health care workers in Turkey: is prevaccination screening cost-effective?
    Aysel Celikbas
    Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, The First Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Clinic, Turkey
    Am J Infect Control 34:583-7. 2006
    ..To investigate the immune status of health care workers (HCWs) against measles, rubella, mumps, and varicella zoster (MMRV) in Turkey and to define an appropriate vaccination program among HCWs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Zoonotic infections among veterinarians in Turkey: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and beyond
    Onder Ergonul
    Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Int J Infect Dis 10:465-9. 2006
    ..We aimed to determine the seroprevalence of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus, Brucella spp, and Coxiella burnetii among veterinarians in a highly endemic and a non-endemic region for these infections in Turkey...
  13. ncbi request reprint Risk of tuberculous infection among healthcare workers in a tertiary-care hospital in Ankara, Turkey
    Ramazan Keskiner
    Infectious Disease Department, Ankara Numume Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:1067-71. 2004
    ..To determine risk factors for tuberculin skin test (TST) positivity among healthcare workers (HCWs)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of cutaneous anthrax in Turkey
    Nurcan Baykam
    Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Department, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    J Infect Dev Ctries 3:599-603. 2009
    ..Incidence of anthrax is diminishing in developed countries; however, it remains a public health problem in developing countries, especially those whose main source of income is farming...
  15. ncbi request reprint Severity scoring index for Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and the impact of ribavirin and corticosteroids on fatality
    Basak Dokuzoguz
    Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Clinic, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara
    Clin Infect Dis 57:1270-4. 2013
    ..We describe use of a clinical severity scoring index (SSI) for CCHF patients and assess the effect of ribavirin and corticosteroid therapy on the case-fatality rate, stratified by SSI...
  16. doi request reprint Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in European part of Turkey: genetic analysis of the virus strains from ticks and a seroepidemiological study in humans
    Aysen Gargili
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Center, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 11:747-52. 2011
    ..The high rate of seropositivity, and the prevalence of CCHFV in both Europe 1 and 2 clades among the ticks, but few clinical cases suggest that the circulation of both viral strains may confer protection against the CCHFV infection...
  17. pmc The first clinical case due to AP92 like strain of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus and a field survey
    Kenan Midilli
    Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology Department, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
    BMC Infect Dis 9:90. 2009
    ..Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is a fatal infection, but no clinical case due to AP92 strain was reported. We described the first clinical case due to AP92 like CCHFV...
  18. doi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on hospital admission in Turkey
    Nurcan Baykam
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Infect Control 37:247-9. 2009
    ..2%) were detected. All 11 MRSA strains were positive for the mecA and PVL genes. Eight of the 11 MRSA-positive patients (72%) had a history of hospitalization within the previous 12 months...
  19. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of HIV/AIDS patients in Turkey, where the prevalence is the lowest in the region
    Aysel Celikbas
    Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, The First Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Clinic, Ankara, Turkey
    J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic) 7:42-5. 2008
    ..Because a significant number of patients were diagnosed at very late stages, the physicians and other health care workers should be educated on the clinical pictures of HIV/AIDS...
  20. ncbi request reprint Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in children
    Hasan Tezer
    Department of Pediatrics, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health Ankara Diskapi Children s and Research Hospital, Diskapi, and Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    J Clin Virol 48:184-6. 2010
    ..In Turkey there has been an increase in the number of cases during years since 2002. Humans of all ages living in endemic areas,especially those who are working as shepherds and toddlers, have high risk of acquiring CCHF...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for ciprofloxacin resistance among Escherichia coli strains isolated from community-acquired urinary tract infections in Turkey
    Hande Arslan
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    J Antimicrob Chemother 56:914-8. 2005
    ..To determine the risk factors for community-acquired ciprofloxacin-resistant Escherichia coli urinary tract infection (UTI)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever infection simulating acute appendicitis
    Aysel Celikbas
    First Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Clinic, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    J Infect 50:363-5. 2005
    ..While her clinical condition was improving, she experienced a sudden pain at her right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Explorative laparotomy revealed haemorrhage within the abdominal muscles. Her CCHF IgM was found to be positive...
  23. doi request reprint Neurobrucellosis: clinical and diagnostic features
    Tumer Guven
    Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Clinic, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Infect Dis 56:1407-12. 2013
    ..We describe the neurological involvement in brucellosis and revisited diagnostic criteria for neurobrucellosis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and emotional changes in neurobrucellosis
    Sebnem Eren
    The First Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Clinic, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Talatpasa Bulvari, Sihhiye, 06230, Ankara, Turkey
    J Infect 53:184-9. 2006
    ..To determine cognitive and emotional changes among neurobrucellosis patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint In vitro antimicrobial susceptibility of Brucella species
    Nurcan Baykam
    Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital, First Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Department, Ankara, Turkey
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 23:405-7. 2004
    ..However, since rifampicin is commonly used for prevalent diseases such as tuberculosis, the regional susceptibility pattern of rifampicin should be assessed periodically...
  26. pmc The impact of a nationwide antibiotic restriction program on antibiotic usage and resistance against nosocomial pathogens in Turkey
    Adalet Altunsoy
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Ankara University, School of Medicine, Ibni Sina Hospital 06100, Ankara, Turkey
    Int J Med Sci 8:339-44. 2011
    ..In 2003, a nationwide antibiotic restriction program (NARP) was released in Turkey. In this study we evaluated the effect of NARP on antibiotic consumption, antimicrobial resistance, and cost...
  27. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among health care workers in Ankara, Turkey
    Alpay Azap
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Infect Control 33:48-52. 2005
    ..Because there are no systematic recording programs in Turkey, national data concerning frequency of exposures are not readily available...
  28. ncbi request reprint [A water-borne tularemia outbreak caused by Francisella tularensis subspecies holarctica in Central Anatolia region]
    Ayşegül Ulu Kılıç
    Ministry of Health Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Clinics, Ankara, Turkey
    Mikrobiyol Bul 45:234-47. 2011
    ..Tularemia which is an emerging disease in Turkey is spreading to non-endemic regions and represent a significant threat for public health...
  29. ncbi request reprint Revised definition of 'fever of unknown origin': limitations and opportunities
    Onder Ergonul
    Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    J Infect 50:1-5. 2005
    ..The limitations and opportunities of revised definition of fevers of unknown origin (FUO) in comparison to conventional definition were investigated, and prehospital characteristics of the patients were detailed...
  30. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the case fatality rate of tetanus among adults in a tertiary hospital in Turkey
    O Ergonul
    Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Clinic, Ankara, Turkey
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:188-90. 2003
    ..This suggests a need for adult vaccination programs and/or a plan to educate the public to recognize symptoms early and then rapidly seek medical care...
  31. ncbi request reprint Modeling the spatial distribution of crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever outbreaks in Turkey
    Agustin Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:667-78. 2007
    ..05) with zones of high climate suitability for the tick together with a high rate of fragmentation of agricultural land interspersed between forest and shrub-type vegetation...
  32. pmc Widal test in diagnosis of typhoid fever in Turkey
    Ayse Willke
    Kocaeli Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Klinik Bakteriyoloji ve Infeksiyon Hastaliklari AD, Izmit, Turkey
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 9:938-41. 2002
    ..The results must be interpreted cautiously because of the low sensitivity of the test. The Widal test done on convalescent-phase serum gave more-reliable results with higher specificity and sensitivity...