Only Bacteriophage Treatment in Turkey, Bursa/İstanbul
TURAN TURAN is delighted to be the ONLY facility in Turkey offering Bacteriophage Treatment! The cost of the procedure is $5,000.
The price includes,
- Consultation with doctor,
- Doctor follow-ups,
- Hospitalization for the patient and a companion
- Room fees of the patient and a companion
- Medications to be used in hospital
- Nursing services
- Translation services
- VIP car transfer service between hospital-airport (round trips)
Description of the Bacteriophage
Bacteriophages, sometimes known as "bacteria-eating" phages, are viruses that particularly target, infect, and kill bacteria. For survival and reproduction, bacteriophages require bacteria.
Bacteriophages may be found in water sources where bacteria are present, as well as in soil, plants, animals, and people in a variety of locations, including the gut, lungs, skin, and oral microbiota.
Phages have the potential to be used as an antibacterial treatment against bacterial illnesses in people and are absolutely safe to human cells.
How Do Bacteriophages Work as an Effect Mechanism?
Bacteriophages have receptor molecules that enable them to identify the target bacterium. These receptors target and bind bacteria specifically. The phages begin to generate their own genes after they have transferred their genetic material (DNA or RNA) into the bacterium they have attached to. The bacteriophage continues this process by destroying the bacteria it has infected, clinging to new bacteria, and repeating the process. The term "lytic cycle" refers to this process of destruction and dissolution. As a result, the phages get rid of the bacteria that are causing the infection.
What does "Bacterophage Treatment" entail?
The use of bacteriophages to treat bacteria that cause infection is known as bacteriophage treatment.
Since bacteriophages are among the most prevalent species in nature, it is thought that there are roughly 1031 phages in existence today. Studies, particularly in the last 20 years, have revealed that bacteriophages are present in many parts of the human body's natural structure, including the mouth, lungs, skin, and intestines.
Finding alternative treatment modalities has become vital due to the fact that antibiotic resistance, which is growing day by day, has become a major issue in the battle against illness. Serious adverse effects of prolonged antibiotic usage are another issue, in addition to medication resistance. In light of its efficacy and safety, using bacteriophages to treat infections has therefore emerged as a key technique.
What Benefits Arise with Bacteriophage Treatment?
The advantages of utilizing phages include their ability to migrate to the needed area, flourish there, and function regardless of antibiotic resistance. They are efficient against bacterial biofilm layers, which is another benefit. Intense microbial populations called biofilms are encased in extracellular polymers that bacteria produce. The formation of complex, antibiotic-resistant biofilms by many bacterial species at the site of infection makes infection management challenging.
Additionally, the use of bacteriophages helps to stop surgical or wound infections before they start.
The Bacteriophage Treatment: How is it Used?
Prior to beginning bacteriophage therapy, a diagnosis is first determined after an evaluation of the patient's health. Evaluations are used to diagnose the ailment and establish whether the patient is a candidate for bacteriophage therapy. The patient is then informed of the situation, treatment choices are reviewed, and a treatment plan is created.
The bacterial species or species present at the infection site are identified using bacterial analyses on the culture samples collected from the patient. The microbiologist chooses the right bacteriophage for the treatment based on the laboratory findings, and the right phage solution is applied.
Local applications often carry out bacteriophage depending on the infection location. As directed by your doctor, the therapy continues with repeated administrations for a few weeks. Weekly inspections are conducted in the interim, if necessary.
Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds with Bacteriophage
Foot ulcers are chronic lesions that form on the lower area of the foot and at pressure points as a result of diabetes. According to the International Diabetes Federation's (IDF's) Diabetes Atlas, 14.58% of Turkey's adult population (20-79 years old) have diabetes as of 2013, and the disease is spreading more quickly than anticipated in our nation.
Bacteriophage Therapy is recognized as a successful strategy for treating infected foot ulcers and is essential for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcer infections. Experience in nations like Poland, France, Russia, and Georgia has demonstrated that bacteriophage treatment may be used to safely and successfully treat infected foot ulcers.
When using phage treatment for diabetic foot wounds, the target pathogen type present in the wound is first identified, and the bacteriophage is then chosen in accordance with that information. The scar tissue is first taken out before the application portion of the procedure begins, and the wound cavity is then treated with a bacteriophage preparation made specifically for the bacterial species. Microbial analysis regulates the course of the treatment, which is given for another two to three weeks.
Treatment of Orthopedic Implant Infections with Bacteriophage
Most orthopedic implants are used for joint prosthesis and bone fixation. While temporary implants used to treat bone fractures are removed once the bone has healed, implants used to repair damaged joints stay in the body as long as they are still functional. But throughout this procedure, the implant develops a high susceptibility to bacterial infections.
Bacteriophages that target and destroy particular bacteria have assumed their place in the area of therapy as a trustworthy strategy at this moment, when the creation of alternative therapies is required.
Additionally, recent findings indicate that phage treatment against non-bacterial infections (viruses and fungi) interacts with human immune system cells to provide clinically advantageous immuno-regulatory and anti-inflammatory effects.
Bacteriophage Taking care of osteomyelitis
Osteomyelitis is brought on by the staphylococcus bacterium known as Staphylococcus aureus.
Osteomyelitis is characterized by swelling surrounding the damaged bone, discomfort, redness, and warmth at the infection site, trouble moving, and excruciating agony, especially at night.
The first step in treating osteomyelitis is determining whether a patient has it. The kind of bacteria causing the infection has to be identified in order to be treated. The goal of treatment is to halt the infection and maintain as much function as feasible.
Depending on the kind of bacteria causing the illness, bacteriophage can be used alone, in a mixture, or in conjunction with medicines to treat osteomyelitis. Studies in this field demonstrate that bacteriophage treatment can accelerate healing without causing tissue damage or negative effects.
Your health state is assessed at the beginning of the treatment procedure, and an x-ray is used to diagnose the infection. Prior to planning a bacteriophage therapy, the bacterial species responsible for the infection must be identified. Hospitalization can be necessary, depending on the kind and location of the infection.