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TB Infection Control

Reply to WHO-TB Report -2017

Haluk Çalışır - Nov. 1, 2017
Many thanks. Haluk Çalışır
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Reply to Standard Treatment for INH-Resistant Tuberculosis

Haluk Çalışır - Dec. 29, 2016
Dear Dr. Eligan, I agree with Dr. Mahwire to stop MDRTB regimen for your INH resistant case. RHZE regimen seems the most reliable solution. Best regards. Haluk Çalışır M.D. Assoc. Prof. on Pulm...
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Reply to MDR-TB vs pneumonia

Haluk Çalışır - Jan. 4, 2016
Dear Parsa, Tuberculosis, MDRTB and some of the radiological presentations of pneumonia may mimic each other at the radiological examinations. ( Chest x.ray, Thorax CT etc.) The key element is ba...
TB Infection Control

Reply to TB CONTROL IN THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT INDUSTRY

Haluk Çalışır - June 8, 2015
This is a very interesting discussion topic. Transmission is not zero during the public transportation, but I am not sure making a general expression for the transmission during public transportat...
[ARCHIVED] Patient Preferences for New TB Diagnostic Tests

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Patient Preferences for New TB Diagnostic Tests

Haluk Çalışır - May 20, 2015
Dear Dr Gilpin, Thank you very much for your invitation. I would love to join the discussion. Best REhards, Haluk Çalışır M.D Assoc. Prof. Pulmonology Acibadem University Istanbul/Turkey Hal...
[ARCHIVED] Role of Surgery in Management of Tuberculosis

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Role of Surgery in Management of Tuberculosis

Haluk Çalışır - Jan. 12, 2015
Thanks for invitation, Our experience in Turkey, surgery may be part of the management of drug resistance cases. Quinolone resistance is an important factor for the nomination of surgery. Surgical tr...
[ARCHIVED] Role of Surgery in Management of Tuberculosis

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Role of Surgery in Management of Tuberculosis

Haluk Çalışır - Jan. 12, 2015
Dear Dr. Dara, We have treat MDRTB cases since early nighties in Turkey. There were several cases who used quinolons and some other minor antitb drugs before diagnosed MDRTB in those days. There ...
TB Infection Control

Reply to Developing Technologies for home-based infection control

Haluk Çalışır - July 17, 2014
Dear all, Many thanks for the discussion. It was very useful. Haluk Çalışır M.D Assoc. Prof. Chest Physician Istanbul 17 Tem 2014 06:45 tarihinde "Dr Shanta Ghatak via GHDonline" < Haluk Çalışı...
[ARCHIVED] New Medicines and Novel Approaches for MDR-TB

Reply to [ARCHIVED] New Medicines and Novel Approaches for MDR-TB

Haluk Çalışır - March 19, 2014
I would like to join the discussion.   Best regards. Haluk Çalışır M.D. Assoc. Prof.  Chest Physician Acıbadem Hospital Istanbul Haluk Çalışır
TB Infection Control

Reply to Happy New Year and please introduce yourself!

Haluk Çalışır - Jan. 2, 2013
I wish happiness and peacefulness for all of the friends in TB community. I am dealing with TB since 1984 and MDRTB since 1993 in a reference hospital in Istanbul/TURKEY as clinician. The forum is ...
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Reply to Cases of Totally Resistant TB in India

Haluk Çalışır - Jan. 14, 2012
I agree with Sandeep Saluja and Fuad Mirzayev, Definitions related with resistance mainly depend on laboratory results. Laboratory results and clinical responds may be different in some settings....