Banu Sancak

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus heterogeneously resistant to vancomycin in a Turkish university hospital
    Banu Sancak
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Microbiology, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, 06100, Turkey
    J Antimicrob Chemother 56:519-23. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Serum YKL-40 levels as a prognostic factor in patients with locally advanced breast cancer
    Deniz Yamac
    Department of Medical Oncology, Gazi University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Adv Ther 25:801-9. 2008
  3. pmc Vancomycin and daptomycin minimum inhibitory concentration distribution and occurrence of heteroresistance among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus blood isolates in Turkey
    Banu Sancak
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    BMC Infect Dis 13:583. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Cyclospora infection in five immunocompetent patients in a Turkish university hospital
    Banu Sancak
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Microbiology, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara 06100, Turkey
    J Med Microbiol 55:459-62. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Incubation at room temperature may be an independent factor that induces chlamydospore production in Candida dubliniensis
    Banu Sancak
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Microbiology, Hacettepe University Medical School, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 52:305-9. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint [Investigation of in vitro activities of fluconazole, itraconazole and voriconazole against clinical isolates of Blastoschizomyces capitatus (Geotrichum capitatum) by two different methods]
    Banu Sancak
    Hacettepe Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Mikrobiyoloji ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dali, Ankara
    Mikrobiyol Bul 43:269-76. 2009
  7. pmc Comparison of PCR- and HinfI restriction endonuclease-based methods for typing of Candida krusei isolates
    Banu Sancak
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Microbiology, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara 06100, Turkey
    J Clin Microbiol 42:5889-91. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint [Staphylococcus aureus and antibiotic resistance]
    Banu Sancak
    Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology, Ankara, Turkey
    Mikrobiyol Bul 45:565-76. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint [Molecular typing of clinical Candida krusei isolates by using restriction endonuclease analysis of genomic DNA and polymerase chain reaction]
    Banu Sancak
    Hacettepe Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Mikrobiyoloji ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dali, Ankara
    Mikrobiyol Bul 42:635-44. 2008
  10. pmc Evaluation of a method for identification of Candida dubliniensis bloodstream isolates
    Banu Sancak
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Microbiology, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara 06100, Turkey
    J Clin Microbiol 41:489-91. 2003

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  1. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus heterogeneously resistant to vancomycin in a Turkish university hospital
    Banu Sancak
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Microbiology, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, 06100, Turkey
    J Antimicrob Chemother 56:519-23. 2005
    ..We investigated vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) and heterogeneously vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (hetero-VISA) isolates from clinical specimens of hospitalized patients at Hacettepe University over a 4 year period...
  2. doi request reprint Serum YKL-40 levels as a prognostic factor in patients with locally advanced breast cancer
    Deniz Yamac
    Department of Medical Oncology, Gazi University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Adv Ther 25:801-9. 2008
    ..In the present study we evaluated the prognostic role of serum YKL-40 levels in patients with locally advanced breast cancer...
  3. pmc Vancomycin and daptomycin minimum inhibitory concentration distribution and occurrence of heteroresistance among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus blood isolates in Turkey
    Banu Sancak
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    BMC Infect Dis 13:583. 2013
    ..aureus (hVISA) and the relationship between hVISA and vancomycin MIC values...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cyclospora infection in five immunocompetent patients in a Turkish university hospital
    Banu Sancak
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Microbiology, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara 06100, Turkey
    J Med Microbiol 55:459-62. 2006
    ..All the patients were considered immunocompetent. Identification of C. cayetanensis was made by detection of the oocysts by using a modified acid-fast stain...
  5. ncbi request reprint Incubation at room temperature may be an independent factor that induces chlamydospore production in Candida dubliniensis
    Banu Sancak
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Microbiology, Hacettepe University Medical School, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 52:305-9. 2005
    ..Using EMB and PR may be an inexpensive, a time-saving, and a simple way of presumptive identification of C. dubliniensis based on chlamydospore formation and colony morphology...
  6. ncbi request reprint [Investigation of in vitro activities of fluconazole, itraconazole and voriconazole against clinical isolates of Blastoschizomyces capitatus (Geotrichum capitatum) by two different methods]
    Banu Sancak
    Hacettepe Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Mikrobiyoloji ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dali, Ankara
    Mikrobiyol Bul 43:269-76. 2009
    ..In conclusion, further studies are required for determination of the optimal susceptibility testing method and the MIC breakpoints for B. capitatus...
  7. pmc Comparison of PCR- and HinfI restriction endonuclease-based methods for typing of Candida krusei isolates
    Banu Sancak
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Microbiology, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara 06100, Turkey
    J Clin Microbiol 42:5889-91. 2004
    ..Strain groupings by these methods were the same for 89 of 90 isolates. Ten of 17 patients were infected with related strains of C. krusei...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Staphylococcus aureus and antibiotic resistance]
    Banu Sancak
    Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology, Ankara, Turkey
    Mikrobiyol Bul 45:565-76. 2011
    ..In this review, the new information on novel drugs for treating MRSA infections and the resistance mechanisms of these drugs were discussed...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Molecular typing of clinical Candida krusei isolates by using restriction endonuclease analysis of genomic DNA and polymerase chain reaction]
    Banu Sancak
    Hacettepe Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Mikrobiyoloji ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dali, Ankara
    Mikrobiyol Bul 42:635-44. 2008
    ..krusei, however PCR assay can be preferred as it is a simple and rapid method. As a result, further studies are required for the validation of reproducibility and discriminatory power of these methods...
  10. pmc Evaluation of a method for identification of Candida dubliniensis bloodstream isolates
    Banu Sancak
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Microbiology, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara 06100, Turkey
    J Clin Microbiol 41:489-91. 2003
    ..Isolates showing no growth at 42 degrees C, abundant chlamydospore production, and the sugar assimilation pattern of the type strain were confirmed by DNA-based procedures to be C. dubliniensis...
  11. ncbi request reprint In vitro activity of caspofungin compared to amphotericin B, fluconazole, and itraconazole against Candida strains isolated in a Turkish University Hospital
    Sevtap Arikan
    Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara, Turkey
    Med Mycol 43:171-8. 2005
    ..We conclude that caspofungin appears as a promising antifungal agent with enhanced activity against Candida, including the azole-resistant strains...
  12. doi request reprint Comparative in vitro activities of posaconazole, voriconazole, itraconazole, and amphotericin B against Aspergillus and Rhizopus, and synergy testing for Rhizopus
    Sevtap Arikan
    Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara, Turkey
    Med Mycol 46:567-73. 2008
    ..The interaction between posaconazole and amphotericin B was indifferent for all R. oryzae isolates tested; importantly no antagonism was observed...
  13. doi request reprint Influence of different susceptibility testing methods and media on determination of the relevant fluconazole minimum inhibitory concentrations for heavy trailing Candida isolates with low-high phenotype
    Sehnaz Alp
    Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Mycoses 53:475-80. 2010
    ..Moreover, GMB appears more beneficial than RPG for the fluconazole Etest...
  14. doi request reprint Elevated serum levels of M30 and M65 in patients with locally advanced head and neck tumors
    Banu Ozturk
    Department of Medical Oncology, Gazi University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Int Immunopharmacol 9:645-8. 2009
    ..In the present study, we measured serum M30 and M65 levels in the patients with locally advanced head and neck tumors, and compared with healthy controls...
  15. doi request reprint Molecular identification, genotyping, and drug susceptibility of the basidiomycetous yeast pathogen Trichosporon isolated from Turkish patients
    Ayse Kalkanci
    Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, School of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
    Med Mycol 48:141-6. 2010
    ..asahii strains. Our findings suggest that Trichosporon species isolated from Turkish patients are more diverse than those reported from other countries...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Determination of in vitro susceptibility of Candida species to amphotericin B by E-test and previously proposed MIC breakpoints on two different media]
    Sehnaz Alp
    Hacettepe Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Mikrobiyoloji ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dali, Ankara
    Mikrobiyol Bul 42:293-300. 2008
    ..7% and 5.9% at 48 hours. Conclusively, according to the previously proposed MIC breakpoints for amphotericin B E-test on RPG and AM3, discrepancies between susceptibility categories of Candida species were of remarkable significance...
  17. ncbi request reprint [Evaluation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and comparison of prognosis according to vancomycin MIC values: experience of the last ten years]
    Muhammet Cemal Kızılarslanoğlu
    Golbasi Hasvak State Hospital, Internal Medicine Clinic, Ankara, Turkey
    Mikrobiyol Bul 47:199-210. 2013
    ..To decrease MRSA bacteremia rates in the hospital adherence to rules of infection control and prevention proved to be important factors...
  18. ncbi request reprint Serum granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor: a tumor marker in colorectal carcinoma?
    Umut Demirci
    Department of Medical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 10:1021-4. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of GM-CSF and carcinoembryogenic antigen levels in predicting survival...
  19. ncbi request reprint Colonization of neonate skin by Malassezia species: relationship with neonatal cephalic pustulosis
    Meltem Ayhan
    Department of Dermatology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    J Am Acad Dermatol 57:1012-8. 2007
    ..Colonization of neonate skin by Malassezia species and their causative role in neonatal cephalic pustulosis is unclear...
  20. ncbi request reprint [Comparison of the value of disk diffusion methods and polymerase chain reaction for fixation of methicillin resistant staphylococcus]
    Banu Sancak
    Hacettepe Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Mikrobiyoloji ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dall, Ankara
    Mikrobiyol Bul 37:109-15. 2003
    ..aureus isolates, it couldn't show the same success in CNS. For that reason in order to obtain the zone diameter for CNS, further studies are needed...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Investigation of SCCmec types and Panton-Valentine leukocidin in community-acquired and nosocomial Staphylococcus aureus strains: comparing skin and soft tissue infections to the other infections]
    Dolunay Gulmez
    Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology, Ankara, Turkey
    Mikrobiyol Bul 46:341-51. 2012
    ..Although PVL positive MRSA was not common, detection of SCCmec type IVa, a marker for CAMRSA, and PVL positive MSSA strains which might act as a reservoir for PVL positive MRSA, indicated the importance of ongoing surveillance for MRSA...
  22. ncbi request reprint [In vitro activity of ketoconazole, itraconazole and terbinafine against Malassezia strains isolated from neonates]
    Banu Sancak
    Hacettepe Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Klinik Mikrobiyoloji ve Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dali, Ankara
    Mikrobiyol Bul 39:301-8. 2005
    ..In order to validate the clinical significance of these results, further in vitro and in vivo correlation studies are needed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Rapid 4 to 6 hour detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases in a routine laboratory
    Serpil Ercis
    Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Scand J Infect Dis 39:781-5. 2007
    ..This rapid method should be further validated using genotype characterized ESBL and other beta-lactamase positive strains...
  24. doi request reprint The effect of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and their treatment on parameters of oxidative stress and antioxidant status
    Husamettin Erdamar
    Department of Medical Biochemistry, Tunceli Government Hospital, Tunceli, Turkey
    Clin Chem Lab Med 46:1004-10. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and their treatments on the metabolic state of oxidative stress, and antioxidant status markers...
  25. doi request reprint Systemic phaeohyphomycosis due to Exophiala (Wangiella) in an immunocompetent child
    Derya Alabaz
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases Department, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey
    Med Mycol 47:653-7. 2009
    ..In addition to pathogenic aspects of Exophiala dermatitidis, the diagnostic approaches and relevant therapeutic strategies are discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint [Microsporidia: general characteristics, infections and laboratory diagnosis]
    Banu Sancak
    Hacettepe Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Mikrobiyoloji ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dali, Ankara
    Mikrobiyol Bul 39:513-22. 2005
    ..In this review, the basic biology, epidemiologic characteristics and immunopathogenesis of Microsporidia, together with the diagnosis and treatment of the infections have been discussed...
  27. doi request reprint Mitomycin C decreases the rate of stricture formation in caustic esophageal burns in rats
    Zafer Turkyilmaz
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Surgery 145:219-25. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of mitomycin C (MMC), which inhibits fibroblastic proliferation in treating delayed caustic esophageal strictures...
  28. ncbi request reprint Could Candida dubliniensis be involved in lung fungus balls?
    Ayse Kalkanci
    Department of Microbiology, Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Rev Iberoam Micol 22:157-9. 2005
    ..This is the first case of C. dubliniensis isolated in our laboratory. The identification was performed by phenotypic and molecular methods such as thermotolerance test, carbohydrate fermentation and polymerase chain reaction...
  29. doi request reprint Lack of Candida africana and Candida dubliniensis in vaginal Candida albicans isolates in Turkey using HWP1 gene polymorphisms
    Ramazan Gumral
    Department of Microbiology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
    Mycopathologia 172:73-6. 2011
    ..africana, C. albicans, and C. dubliniensis. Further studies may highlight the pathogenesis and importance of this yeast in vulvovaginal candidiasis...
  30. ncbi request reprint Increased serum granulocyte colony stimulating factor in Turkish hepatocellular carcinoma patients
    Ali Osman Kaya
    Department of Medical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 10:403-6. 2009
    ..To evaluate the serum levels of G-CSF in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and to compare with values in healthy individuals...
  31. doi request reprint The effect of calcitonin gene-related peptide on healing of intestinal anastomosis in rats with experimental obstructive jaundice
    Sezai Leventoglu
    Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 16:546-51. 2009
    ..Calcitonin gene-related peptide is an important neuropeptide in inflammation. In this study we aimed to investigate the effect of calcitonin gene-related peptide on healing of intestinal anastomosis in rats with obstructive jaundice...
  32. ncbi request reprint Circulating hepcidin in the crossroads of anemia and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis
    Mehmet Derya Demirag
    Section of Rheumatology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Intern Med 48:421-6. 2009
    ..To investigate the role of circulating hepcidin, which is a homeostatic regulator of iron metabolism and a mediator of inflammation, in anemia associated with rheumatoid arthritis...
  33. ncbi request reprint Lipid peroxidation and resistance to oxidation in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Hatice Pasaoglu
    Department of Medical Biochemistry, Gazi University, Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
    Tohoku J Exp Med 203:211-8. 2004
    ..Decreased red blood cell GSH and serum total -SH levels may be due to a compensation mechanism of the antioxidants...
  34. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of serum IL-18 and nitric oxide activity in breast cancer patients at operable stage
    Nazan Gunel
    Department of Medical Oncology, Gazi University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Clin Oncol 26:416-21. 2003
    ..05). In conclusion, serum IL-18 level may be a useful marker to predict prognosis of patients with breast cancer in complete remission after surgery. Long-term follow-up is required to clarify this hypothesis...
  35. doi request reprint Lipid peroxidation in nuchal cord cases: implication for fetal distress
    Anil Onan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 22:254-8. 2009
    ..To examine whether nuchal cord affects fetal lipid peroxidation and cord arterial blood gases, and thus to determine whether lipid peroxidation can show intrapartum distress...
  36. ncbi request reprint Clinical importance of serum interleukin-18 and nitric oxide activities in breast carcinoma patients
    Nazan Gunel
    Department of Medical Oncology, Gazi University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Cancer 95:663-7. 2002
    ..Nitric oxide (NO) is a pleiotropic molecule that participates in the multistep processing of carcinogenesis...
  37. ncbi request reprint Significance of serum vascular endothelial growth factor, insulin-like growth factor-I levels and nitric oxide activity in breast cancer patients
    Ugur Coskun
    Department of Medical Oncology, Gazi University Medical School, Turkey
    Breast 12:104-10. 2003
    ..001). NO may involve an angiogenic process that is stimulated by VEGF in breast carcinoma. Larger studies are required to clarify these suggestions...
  38. ncbi request reprint [In vitro activity of amphotericin B, fluconazole and itraconazole against Candida glabrata strains isolated from clinical samples]
    Avcilar Hüseyin
    Mikrobiyol Bul 41:235-44. 2007
    ..glabrata strains that were isolated in our hospital were rarely resistant to fluconazole, resistance rate to itraconazole is relatively high. Most of the isolates that are resistant to itraconazole remain susceptible to fluconazole...
  39. pmc Nitric oxide levels in patients with psoriasis treated with methotrexate
    Nilgun Solak Tekin
    Department of Dermatology, Medical Faculty, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, 67600 Zonguldak, Turkey
    Mediators Inflamm 2006:16043. 2006
    ..The elevated nitrite-nitrate serum levels in the inflammatory period may suggest the possible role of this mediator in the etiopathogenesis of psoriasis and the potential future use of NO inhibitors in the treatment of psoriasis...