Journal of Medicine and Applied Sciences 2023-01-12T01:01:36+03:00 Journal of Medicine and Applied Sciences Open Journal Systems <p><strong><em>Journal of Medicine and Applied Sciences</em></strong> is the scientific, peer reviewed, open access publication. The journal is published three times in a year; on April, August, December and its publication language is <strong>Turkish</strong> and <strong>English</strong>.</p> <p>The aim of the journal is to publish high level clinical and experimental studies conducted in all fields of medicine. Case reports, review articles, technical notes and letters to the editor are also published.</p> <p>The target population of the journal includes specialists in all fields of medicine, academicians and relevant health care professionals.</p> <p><strong>No fee</strong> is requested from the authors during the evaluation, publication and publishing of the articles sent to our journal. Articles submitted for publication are subject to double-sided blind review by at least two referees.</p> <p>All manuscripts must be submitted via the online submission system, which is available at The journal guidelines, technical information, and the required forms are available on the journal’s web page.</p> 137Cs and 210Po Concentrations and Determination of Transfer Factors From Soil to Plant in Izmit Bay 2023-01-12T01:01:36+03:00 Berna Tirpanci Nalan Ozkan Aysegul Karabey Gulsah Ozkan Aykut Oguz Konuk <p>Kocaeli province that has a front place in Turkey for the industrial facilities has encountered a high level of environmentpollution caused by not taking precautions which is much higherthan average value of Turkey, and there is not enough information about the portion of radioactive pollution. For this purpose, soil (20 cm), moss, and lichen samples have been taken from three different regions at mountainous, lakeside, and settling areas of Izmit Bay. The datarelated to radionuclides of 137Cs and 210Po in these organisms in Izmit Bay are not available so far.<br />In this study, therefore, the activity levels of radionuclides of 137Cs (t1/2 = 30.17 years) and 210Po (t1/2 = 138 days) have been measured in soil and some bioindicators (lichens and mosses) by using gamma and alpha counting systems, respectively. Additionally, transfer factors of 137Cs have been calculated. The obtained results will be reference information for future studies and the sake of precaution againstpossible radiation contamination.</p> 2022-12-30T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Medicine and Applied Sciences The antibiotic resistance of Serratia strains isolated from various clinical specimens 2022-12-30T14:01:48+03:00 Kadir Kurt Mehmet Parlak Ayşe Özkaçmaz Yasemin Bayram Hüseyin Güdücüoğlu <p>Serratia species, especially S. marcescens is a growing problem for public health due to its high resistance and increasing role in nosocomial infections. In this study, it was aimed to determine the species distribution and antibiotic resistance rates of Serratia strains isolated from various clinics in Medical Microbiology Laboratory of Van Yuzuncu Yil University Dursun Odabas Medical Center between January 2006 and May 2018. BD Phoenix 100 (Becton Dickinson, USA) was used for identification of Serratia species and determination of antibiotic resistance rates. Species distribution and antibiotic resistance of isolated strains were investigated retrospectively. During the 13-year period of the study, 210 (84%) were S. marcescens and 40 were other species (16%) [S. plymuthica (17), S. liquefaciens (15), S. fonticola (4), S. odorifera (3) and S. rubidaea (1)] in total 250 Serratia strains were isolated. S. marcescens strains were found to be 100% resistant to cefazolin, amoxicillin-clavulanate, ampicillin and nitrofurantoin. No strains were found to be resistant to amikacin and levofloxacin. When other Serratia strains were found to be 100% resistant to cefazolin, ampicillin and nitrofurantoin, resistance to levofloxacin was not detected in any strains. Empirical treatment of infections caused by Serratia species; piperacillin, piperacillin-tazobactam, aztreonam, carbepenems, aminoglycosides, quinolones and trimethoprim-sulfomethoxazole should be preferred.</p> 2022-12-30T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Medicine and Applied Sciences