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Dr. Mine Durusu-Tanriover - International Federation on Ageing. Ankara, , TR

Dr. Mine Durusu-Tanriover Dr. Mine Durusu-Tanriover

Professor of Internal Medicine | Hacettepe University

Ankara, TURKEY

Author of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Durusu-Tanriover's research area mainly consists of acute care and adult vaccination






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Doç. Dr. Mine Durusu - Genç Dahiliyeciler




Dr. Mine Durusu Tanriover is a Professor of Internal Medicine in Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine (Ankara, Turkey) with clinical experience in the care of acute and critical patients. She is the consultant of the Acute Care Unit mainly admitting patients with acute decompensation of chronic diseases; lower respiratory tract infections, organ failure and acute, undiagnosed conditions. Dr. Durusu-Tanriover is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles. Her research area mainly consists of acute care and adult vaccination. She has been involved in the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network project as the site coordinator and many other local projects related to acute diseases and adult vaccination. Representing the Turkish Society of Internal Medicine, she is involved in the National Adult Immunization Guideline Task Force and the Turkish Society of Rheumatology Vaccination Working Group. She is the founder and the first chair of the Young Internists Working Group and Honorary Fellow of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM). She is currently an active member of the Professional Issues and the Adult Vaccination (ADVICE) Working Groups of EFIM.

Industry Expertise (2)

Research Education/Learning

Areas of Expertise (4)

Acute Care Adult Vaccination Chronic Diseases Internal Medicine

Education (2)

Hacettepe University: Specialty in Medicine, Internal Medicine 2005

Hacettepe University: MD, Medicine 2000

Affiliations (2)

  • Hacettepe University Hospital : Medical Profession Education Committee Member
  • Hacettepe University Hospital : Patient Safety Committee Member

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Turkish

Featured Articles (11)

Vaccination recommendations for adult patients with rheumatic diseases European Journal of Rheumatology


Infectious diseases in any age group can be successfully prevented through immunization. Protection provided through immunization in childhood decreases over the years. Immunization in adulthood is important because of the growing elderly population, chronic diseases, and globalization. Recommendations on this subject are being constantly updated through scientific guidelines. Immunization in adulthood is also important in rheumatology. There is an increased risk not only of infection in rheumatic diseases but also of infections being more severe. Most infections, and their frequently observed complications, are among those diseases
that can be prevented through immunization ...

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Missed opportunities for Hepatitis B vaccination among diabetic patients Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics


Many infectious diseases in adults can be prevented by a 'life-long vaccination strategy'. Hepatitis B disease burden was shown to be higher in diabetic patients. American Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends to vaccinate diabetic patients against hepatitis B since 2011. In this study, we aimed to determine hepatitis B virus serology status to determine the rates of diabetic patients who have indications for hepatitis B vaccination. The electronic database of the hospital was searched to identify adult patients aged above 18 years and with hemoglobin A1C levels of 6.5% or above, who have been seen at General Medicine Outpatient Clinics of a university hospital during a 3-year period. A total of 5187 patients were included in the study ...

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The Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN): a new platform to describe the epidemiology of severe influenza. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses


Influenza is a global public health problem. However, severe influenza only recently has been addressed in routine surveillance. Objectives: The Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN) was established to study the epidemiology of severe influenza in consecutive seasons in different countries. Our objective is to describe the GIHSN approach and methods ...

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Urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin levels predict acute kidney injury in acute decompensated heart failure patients Renal Failure


Acute heart failure (HF) syndromes are frequently complicated with cardiorenal syndromes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of admission neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL) levels to predict diuretic dose requirement and to predict the occurrence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients presenting with acute decompensated HF ...

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What is the role of general internists in the tertiary or academic care setting? European Journal of Internal Medicine


The changing demography of European populations mandates a vital role for internists in caring for patients in each level of healthcare. Internists in the tertiary or academic setting are highly ranked in terms of their responsibilities: they are clinicians, educators, researchers, role models, mentors and administrators. Contrary to the highly focused approach of sub-specialties, general internists working in academic settings can ensure that coordinated care is delivered in the most cost-conscious and efficient way. Moreover, internal medicine is one of the most appropriate specialties in which to teach clinical reasoning skills, decision-making and analytical thinking, as well as evidence based, patient oriented medicine. Internists deal with challenging patients of the new millennium with a high burden of chronic diseases and polypharmacy; practice personalised medicine with a wide scientific background and so they are the perfect fit to establish and implement new tools for scientific research ...

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Low seroprevalance of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis in ambulatory adult patients: the need for lifelong vaccination European Journal of Internal Medicine


Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis and measles are vaccine preventable diseases that have been reported to cause morbidity and mortality in adult population in the recent years. We aimed to document the seropositivity rates and vaccination indication for these four vaccine preventable diseases among adult and elderly patients who were seen as outpatients in a university hospital ...

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2012-2013 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness against Influenza Hospitalizations: Results from the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network PLoS One


The effectiveness of currently licensed vaccines against influenza has not been clearly established, especially among individuals at increased risk for complications from influenza. We used a test-negative approach to estimate influenza vaccine effectiveness (IVE) against hospitalization with laboratory-confirmed influenza based on data collected from the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN) ...

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First-year results of the Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network: 2012–2013 Northern hemisphere influenza season BMC Public Health


The Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN) was developed to improve understanding of severe influenza infection, as represented by hospitalized cases. The GIHSN is composed of coordinating sites, mainly affiliated with health authorities, each of which supervises and compiles data from one to seven hospitals. This report describes the distribution of influenza viruses A(H1N1), A(H3N2), B/Victoria, and B/Yamagata resulting in hospitalization during 2012–2013, the network’s first year ...

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The changing face of internal medicine: Patient centered care European Journal of Internal Medicine


Patient centred care is now considered the gold standard and there should be ‘no decision about me, without me’. Internists who treat patients with complex multi-morbidities should consider patients' preferred outcomes, following a ‘goal-oriented’ principle. Perhaps the most important barrier to goal-oriented care is that medicine is deeply rooted in a disease-outcome-based paradigm. Rather than asking what patients want, the culture of modern medicine has prioritised optimal disease management according to guidelines and population goals. Doing what is right for the patient should be based on trust. Patients and internists must therefore meet as equals: ‘I’ and ‘you’ should be replaced by ‘we’ ...

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Internal medicine in Europe: How to cope with the future? An official EFIM strategy document European Journal of Internal Medicine


Evolving from reductonism to holism, is there a future for internal medicine in Europe? Health reform discussions revolve around how best to achieve the goals of improving quality, increasing the access to care, and costs containment. However, in the current health reform debate, little attention is paid to how medicine is currently taught and practiced. Internal medicine does appreciate that the fundamental tenets of health arise from understanding the interaction among genomics, the external environment, and behaviour. Modern medicine often neglects this comprehensive model and treats disease in isolation,without taking into account the dynamic, integrative systems in the human body ...

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Diarrhea in neutropenic patients: a prospective cohort study with emphasis on neutropenic enterocolitis Annals of Oncology


Although diarrhea is a frequent complication in neutropenic patients, its true incidence, risk factors and clinical course have not been investigated prospectively. Patients and methods: The study was carried out at Hacettepe University Hospital for Adults and involved patients over 16 years of age. Patients with malignant diseases who were neutropenic on admission or who became neutropenic during their stay in the wards between January 2001 and February 2003 were included ...

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