Karahan Z, Tekeli A, Adaleti R, Koyuncu E, Dolapci I, Akan O. Investigation of Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes and SCCmec types in clinical Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Turkey. Microb Drug Resist. 2008;14:203-10 pubmed publisher
..Due to the presence of PVL-positive strains in the hospitals, it is important to establish appropriate infection control measures to prevent their spread in the community and in hospitals. ..
Karahan Z, Mumcuoglu I, Guriz H, Tamer D, Balaban N, Aysev D, et al. PCR evaluation of false-positive signals from two automated blood-culture systems. J Med Microbiol. 2006;55:53-7 pubmed
..False positives from the BACTEC system may be due to elevated patient leukocyte counts or the high sensitivity of the system to background increases in CO(2) concentration. ..
Karahan Z, Deda G, Sipahi T, Elhan A, Akar N. TNF-alpha -308G/A and IL-6 -174 G/C polymorphisms in the Turkish pediatric stroke patients. Thromb Res. 2005;115:393-8 pubmed
..The two polymorphisms did not associate with the occurrence of stroke in our study group. ..