Z Ceren Karahan


Affiliation: Ankara University
Country: Turkey


  1. 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. ..
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    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. ..
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    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. ..