Chief Physician Assistant Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Kuzucu

Departments Microbiology
Locations Tınaztepe Galen Bayraklı Hospital

Doctor of Medicine 1982-1988

Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine,Adana, Turkey

Clinical Microbiologist Tınaztepe University Faculty of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Hospital of Tınaztepe Galen İzmir/Turkey. 2019

Clinical Microbiologist University of Health Sciences Teaching and Research Hospital of Bozyaka, İzmir Turkey. 2018

Clinical Microbiologist İnönü University Faculty of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology 2000-2017

Research Fellow Tufts University School of Medicine , New England Medical Center Boston/USA

2001

Clinical Microbiologist Teaching and Research Hospital of Ankara, Ankara Turkey. 1995-2000

Research Assistant, Clinical Microbiology; Teaching and Research Hospital of Ankara, Ankara Turkey. 1992-1995

 

Assistant Professor; İnönü University Faculty of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology 2000-2007

Associated Professor; İnönü University Faculty of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology 2007-2012

Professor; İnönü University Faculty of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology 2012-2017

Professor Tınaztepe University Faculty of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology 2019-

 

Selected Articles :

1. Kuzucu Ç., R. Durmaz, B. Otlu, E. Aktaş, H. Gülcan, ve Z. Çizmeci, ‘’ Species distribution, antifungal susceptibility and clonal relatedness of Candida isolates from patients in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units at a medical center in Turkey’’ New Microbiologica, 31: 401-408 (2008).

2. Yetkin G., Ç. Kuzucu, B. Durmaz, R. Durmaz, Z. Çizmeci, L. İşeri, ‘‘ Molecular typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from bloodstream infections in a university hospital’’ Turk J Med Sci, 39: 959-968 (2009).

3. Alp E., C. H.W.Klaassen, M. Doğanay, U. Altoparlak, K. Aydin, A. Engin, C. Kuzucu, C. Ozakin, M.A. Ozinel, O. Turhan, A. Voss, ‘ MRSA genotypes in Turkey: Persistence over 10 years of a single clone of ST239’’ J Infect, 58: 433-438 (2009).

4. Elkıran O, G. Koçak, C. Karakurt, C. Kuzucu, ‘ Brucella myocarditis in a 3 month old: probable transplacental transmission’ Ann Trop Paediatr, 30: 225-228 (2010).

5. Kuzucu Ç, Yetkin F, Görgeç S, Ersoy Y, ‘ Genişlemiş spektrumlu beta-laktamaz üreten Escherichia coli ve Klebsiella spp. suşlarının ertapenem ve diğer karbapenemlere karşı duyarlılıklarının araştırılması’ Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni, 45(1): 28-35 (2011).

6. Ersoy Y, B Otlu, P Türkçüoğlu, F Yetkin, S Aker, C Kuzucu,’Outbreak of adenovirus serotype 8 conjunctivitis in preterm infants in a neonatal intensive care unit’ J Hosp Infect, 80:144-149 (2012).

7. Dal SE, Y Ersoy, MA Erkurt, F Yetkin, C Kuzucu, O Akdogan, ’An uncommon case of acute brucellosis presenting with severe thrombocytopenia’ Intern Med 51:3291-3(2012)

8. Koz S, Sahin I, Kayabas U, Kuzucu C, ‘Brucella and peritoneal dialysis related peritonitis: case report and review of literature’ Clin Nephrol 82(4):283-6 (2014).

9. Durmaz R, AT Kalaycıoğlu, S Acar, Z Bakkaloğlu, A Karagöz, G Korukluoğlu, M Ertek, MA Torunoğlu and Turkish Rotavirus Surveillance Network, ‘Prevalence of Rotavirus Genotypes in Children Younger than 5 Years of Age before the Introduction of a Universal Rotavirus Vaccination Program: Report of Rotavirus Surveillance in Turkey.PLOS ONE 1-19 (2014).

10.Toplu Y, Toplu SA, Can S, Kuzucu C, Fungus ball in concha bullosa: an unusual cause of retro-orbital pain. J Craniofac Surg 25(2): 138-40 (2014). 

11. Görgeç S, Kuzucu Ç, Otlu B, Yetkin F, Ersoy Y. Genişlemiş spekturmlu beta-laktamaz üreten nozokomiyal Escherichia coli izolatlarında beta-laktamaz gen oranları ve klonal ilişkinin araştırılması. Mikrobiyol Bul 49(1): 15-25(2015). 

12.Otlu B, Bayındır Y, Özdemir F, İnce V, Çuğlan S, Hopoğlu M, Yakupoğulları Y, Kızılkaya C, Kuzucu C, Işık B, Yılmaz S. Rapid detection of bloodstream pathogens in liver transplantation patients with filmarray multiplex polymerase chain reaction assays: Comparison with conventional methods. Transplantation Proceedings 47:1926-32 (2015). 

13. Yakupoğulları Y, Otlu B, Ersoy Y, Kuzucu C, Bayındır Y, Kayabas U, Togal T, Kızılkaya C. Is airborne transmission of Acinetobacter baumannii possible: A prospective molecular epidemiologic study in a tertiary care hospital. Am J Infect Control 1;44(12):1595-99 (2016). 

14. Akdogan O, Ersoy Y, Kuzucu C, Gedik E, Togal T, Yetkin F. Assessment of the effectiveness of a ventilator associated pneumonia prevention bundle that contains endotracheal tube with subglottic drainage and cuff pressure monitarization. Brazilian J of Infect Dis 21 (3): 276-281 (2017). 

15.Yetkin F, Ersoy Y, Kuzucu C, Otlu B, Parmaksız N, Seçkin Y. An outbreak associated with multidrug- resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination of duedenoscopes and an automated endoscope reprocessor . Biomed Res India 28(13):6064-6070 (2017). 

16. Süzük Yıldız S, Şimşek H, Çöplü N, Gülay Z, UAMDS group. National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (NAMSS) external quality assessment studies 2011-2016. Mikrobiyol Bul 51(3): 247-259 (2017). 

17. Duman Y, Kuzucu C, Tekerekoglu MS. Comparison of minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of tigecycline in 2011 and 2015 years against multidrug-resistance acinetobacter baumannii strainsç Medicine Science 6(1):26-9 (2017). 

18. Yetkin F, Yakupoğulları Y, Kuzucu C, Ersoy Y, Otlu B, Çolak C, Parmaksız N. Pathogens of intensive care unit aquired infections and their antimicrobial resistance: A 9 year analysis of data from a university hospital. Jundishapur J Clin Microbiol 11(10): e67716 (2018) 

19. Duman Y, Kuzucu C, Tekerekoglu MS, Cakıl B, Yakupoğulları Y, Kaysadu H. Changing trends of carbapenem resistance of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae strains isolated from intensive care units, inpatient service and outpatient’s clinics:a five years retrospective analysis. Medicine Science doi:10.5455 (2018). 

20. Bayar Sürücü F, Bayındır Y, Işık B, Özgör D, Kayabaş Ü, Kuzucu C, Yılmaz S. Evaluation of nosocomial infections after ABO-compatible and incompatible liver transplantations. Mediterranean J Infect Microb and Antimicrob 7(14): (2018):doi: 10.4274/mjima.(2018)14.

21. Ayan, M., C. Kuzucu, R. Durmaz, E. Aktaş, ve Z. Çizmeci, “Analysis Of Three Outbreaks Due To Klebsiella species In A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 24: 495-500 (2003).

22. Kuzucu, C., B. Rapino, L. McDermott, ve S. Hadley, “Comparison Of The Semisolid Agar Antifungal Susceptibility Test With The NCCLS M38-P Broth Microdilution Test For Screening Of Filamentous Fungi,” J Clin Microbiol, 42: 1224-1227 (2004).

23. Gulcan, H., C. Kuzucu, ve R. Durmaz, “Nosocomial Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Cross-Infection:Three Cases In Newborns” Am J Infect Control, 32: 365-368 (2004).

24. Kuzucu, C., Z. Cizmeci, R. Durmaz, ve B. Durmaz, “The Prevalence Of Fecal Colonization Of Enterococci, The Resistance Of The Isolates To Ampicillin, Vancomycin, And High-Level Aminoglycosides, And The Clonal Relationship Among Isolates,” Microb Drug Resist, 11: 159-164 (2005).

25. Alat, I., C. Kuzucu, M.B. Akpınar, M. Egri, B. Battaloglu, ve H.B. Cihan, “Early Postoperative Candida Colonization In Alimentary Canal In Patients Undergoing Open Heart Surgery,” J Cardiovasc Surg, 46: 463-468 (2005).

26. Bayindir, Y., I. Aydogdu, T. Bayindir, E. Kaya, C. Kuzucu, A. Alkan, ve Y. Ersoy, “Rhino-Orbito-Cerebral Mucormycosis In Transfusion-Associated Graft-Versus-Host Disease:Case Report” Transfus Med Hemother, 32: 252-254 (2005).

27. Kuzucu, C., G. Yetkin, G. Kocak, ve V. Nisanoglu, “An Unusual Case Of Pericarditis Caused By Cardiobacterium hominis” J Infect, 50: 346-347 (2005).

28. Yetkin, G., B. Otlu, A. Cicek, C. Kuzucu, ve R. Durmaz, “Clinical, Microbiological And Epidemiological Characteristics Of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections In A University Hospital” AJIC, 34: 188-192 (2006).

29. Begec Z., N. Gulhas, HI. Toprak, G. Yetkin, C. Kuzucu, ve MO. Ersoy, “Comparison of the Antibacterial Activity of Lidocaine 1% Versus Alkalinized Lidocaine In Vitro’’ Current Therapeutic Res, 68: 242-248 (2007).

1-Turkish Microbiology Society

2-Clinical Microbiology Society

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