The ID-IRI Group


ID-IRI (Infectious Diseases International Research Initiative) was established in 2008 and is a global clinical research platform in the fields of both Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology. You can see the list of multicenter/multinational studies published by ID-IRI below. The group basically communicates by using a googlegroup and includes many researchers and doctors throughout the world.  You can easily join ID-IRI by sending an email to requesting to join ID-IRI research platform or via!forum/id-iri



  1. Ozturk-Engin D, Erdem H, Hasbun R, et. Al. Predictors of unfavorable outcome in neurosyphilis: Multicenter ID-IRI Study. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2019;38(1):125-134.
  2. Infection Control Bundles in Intensive Care: An International Cross-sectional survey in Low-Middle Income Countries.  Journal of Hospital Infection (In press)
  3. Radiological data in microbiologically confirmed central nervous system tuberculosis. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 2018; 24: 1109-1110
  4. Prediction of unfavorable outcomes in cryptococcal meningitis: Results of multicenter ID-IRI cryptococcal meningitis study. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases 2018;37(7):1231-40
  5. Central nervous system infections in the absence of cerebrospinal pleocytosis. International Journal of Infectious Diseases  2017;10;65:107-109.
  6. The burden and epidemiology of community acquired central nervous system infections: A multinational study. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases 2017;36(9): 1595–1611.
  7. Tetanus in adults: Results of multicenter ID-IRI study. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases  2017;36(8):1455-1462.
  8. Community acquired infections among  the refugees leading to intensive care unit admissions. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 2017; 58: 111–114
  9. Quality of life and related factors among chronic hepatitis B infected patients. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2016: 3;14(1):153.
  10. Managing atypical and typical herpetic central nervous system infections: Results of a multinational study. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016; 22(6): 568.e9-568.e17.
  11. Hydrocephalus and vasculitis delay therapeutic responses in tuberculous meningitis: Results of Haydarpasa-III study. Neurology India 2016;64(5):896-905
  12. Infections in travellers returning to Turkey from the Arabian peninsula: A retrospective cross-sectional multicenter study. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 2016;35(6):903-10.
  13. Cranial imaging findings in neurobrucellosis: Results of Istanbul-3 study. Infection. 2016;44(5):623-31
  14. Results of a Multinational Study Suggests Rapid Diagnosis and Early Onset of Antiviral Treatment in Herpetic Meningoencephalitis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2015; 59(6)3084-89.
  15. Comparison of Brucellar and Tuberculous Spondylodiscitis Patients: Results of the multicenter “Backbone-1 Study” The Spine Journal 2015;15: 2509-2517
  16. Antituberculosis drug resistance patterns in adults with tuberculous meningitis: Results of Haydarpasa-IV study. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015; 4;14:47
  17. The Course of spinal Tuberculosis/Pott’s disease: Results of the Multinational-Multicenter “Backbone-2 Study”. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 2015;21(11):1008.e9-1008.e18
  18. Tuberculous and brucellosis meningitis differential diagnosis. Travel Med Infect Dis 2015.
  19. Hamsi scoring in the prediction of unfavorable outcomes from tuberculous meningitis: results of Haydarpasa-II study. J Neurol 2015; 262(4): 890-8.
  20. Respiratory system involvement in brucellosis: the results of the Kardelen study. Chest 2014; 145(1): 87-94.
  21. Evaluation of tularaemia courses: a multicentre study from Turkey. Clin Microbiol Infect 2014; 20(12): O1042-51.
  22. Liver involvement in patients with brucellosis: results of the Marmara study. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2014; 33(7): 1253-62.
  23. Genitourinary brucellosis: results of a multicentric study. Clin Microbiol Infect 2014; 20(11): O847-53.
  24. Update on treatment options for spinal brucellosis. Clin Microbiol Infect 2014; 20(2): O75-82.
  25. The features of infectious diseases departments and anti-infective practices in France and Turkey: a cross-sectional study. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2014; 33(9): 1591-9.
  26. Surveillance, control and management of infections in intensive care units in Southern Europe, Turkey and Iran – A prospective multicenter point prevalence study. J Infect 2014; 68(2): 131-40.
  27. The microbiological diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis: results of Haydarpasa-1 study. Clin Microbiol Infect 2014; 20: O600-O8.
  28. Mortality indicators in pneumococcal meningitis: therapeutic implications. Int J Infect Dis 2014; 19: 13-9.
  29. Emergence and co-infections of West Nile virus and Toscana virus in Eastern Thrace, Turkey. Clin Microbiol Infect 2014; 20(4): 319-25.
  30. The interrelations of radiologic findings and mechanical ventilation in community acquired pneumonia patients admitted to the intensive care unit: a multicentre retrospective study. Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 2014; 13(1): 5.
  31.  Infectious Diseases Departments and Patients in the University Hospitals in Turkey. Journal of Infectious Diseases and Therapeutics 2014; 2(1): 22-7.
  32. Withdrawal of Staphylococcus aureus from intensive care units in Turkey. Am J Infect Control 2013; 41(11): 1053-8.
  33. Community-acquired pneumonia in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease requiring admission to the intensive care unit: Risk factors for mortality. J Crit Care 2013; 28(6): 975-9.
  34. Diagnosis of chronic brucellar meningitis and meningoencephalitis: the results of the Istanbul-2 study. Clin Microbiol Infect 2013; 19(2): E80-6.
  35. Mortality indicators in community-acquired pneumonia requiring intensive care in Turkey. Int J Infect Dis 2013; 17(9): e768-72.
  36. Efficacy and tolerability of antibiotic combinations in neurobrucellosis: results of the Istanbul study. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2012; 56(3): 1523-8.
  37. The Place and the Efficacy of Infectious Disease Consultations in the Hospitals. Infect Dis Clin Pract 2012; 20: 131-6.
  38. Management of Brucella endocarditis: Results of the Gulhane study. Int J Antimicrob Agents 2012; 40(2): 145-50.
  39. Assessment of the requisites of microbiology based infectious disease training under the pressure of consultation needs. Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 2011; 10: 38.
  40. Community-acquired acute bacterial meningitis in the elderly in Turkey. Clin Microbiol Infect 2010; 16(8): 1223-9.



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