Mural Aral

Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Marache, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

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Publications (3)2.04 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Puncture wounds of the foot are relatively common injuries that occur in persons of all ages. A small percentage of puncture wounds becomes infected and can lead to complications such as osteomyelitis, osteochondritis and soft tissue abscess. These wounds must be followed up routinely one week after injury. We report a case of calcaneus osteomyelitis caused by a mixed infection with Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus subsequent to puncture wound of the foot. The characteristics of the patient, the pathogenic organisms, treatment and outcome are presented.
    Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 11/2005; 6(4):194-196.
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of bacteraemia during tonsillectomy and investigate the effect of the timing of culture sampling on the incidence of bacteraemia associated with it. Sixty-four consecutive patients who had been admitted for elective tonsillectomy were included in the study. Patients were randomly classified into two groups. Blood cultures as well as tonsillar surface and deep tissue cultures were obtained from all patients before tonsillectomy and 60 minutes after tonsillectomy. In addition, blood cultures were taken within two minutes following tonsillectomy for group 1 and 15 minutes after tonsillectomy for group 2. In group 1, the cultures obtained within two minutes were positive in nine patients, while only two of the blood cultures taken post-operatively were positive in group 2. The difference between the two groups was statistically significant (p < 0.05). The results of this study suggest that a transient bacteraemia occurs frequently in association with tonsillectomy, but the timing of culture sampling for its detection is important.
    The Journal of Laryngology & Otology 08/2003; 117(8):619-23. · 0.68 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, we aimed at determining the incidence of bacteremia during septoplasty and open septorhinoplasty. The study included 60 patients (30 septoplasties and 30 open septorhinoplasties). Preoperative nasal cultures from the nasal cavity and vestibule were taken by using swabs, and blood cultures were obtained from peripheral veins preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively. Blood cultures were evaluated by using the BACTEC method. Neither the blood cultures taken preoperatively nor those obtained postoperatively was positive for any organisms. On the other hand, although the bacterial growth was observed in only one of the blood cultures (3.3%) taken intraoperatively during septoplasty, it was observed in four blood cultures (13.3%) obtained intraoperatively during open septorhinoplasty. Our data indicate that a transient bacteremia occurs during open septorhinoplasty. Although this bacteremia is transient and it has not led to any clinical manifestations in our patients, the possibility of bacteremia during this surgery should be kept in mind and necessary precautions should be taken preoperatively in patients with a high risk of cardiovascular infection.
    American Journal of Rhinology 20(1):36-9. · 1.36 Impact Factor