Çağlar Çuhadaroğlu

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BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) influences endothelial function and causes hypertension. OBJECTIVES Our aim was to evaluate the role of endothelial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of hypertension in OSAS. METHODS Twenty-three patients with OSAS but without hypertension and 15 healthy normotensive subjects were investigated. The(More)
Sleep apnea is common in myotonic dystrophy (MD) and may cause respiratory failure. Most of the sleep studies have been performed in patients with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), which is a characteristic and strong predictor of sleep apnea. Therefore, we investigated the prevalence of sleep apnea in adult MD patients who have no EDS. Epworth Sleepiness(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea has been linked with metabolic syndrome characterized by dyslipidemia, dyscoagulation, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus type 2 and their cardiovascular consequences. This study was designed to determine the effects of 8 weeks of therapy with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on insulin resistance, glucose, and lipid(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To evaluate the effect and obtain a pressure value of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) under direct visualization using drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) and compare the pressure values with values obtained using conventional CPAP. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, double-blinded, cohort study. METHODS Sixteen patients with(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a complex disease whose etiology is multifactorial and incompletely understood. This article focuses on upper airway anatomy evaluation and the standardization of different physical findings in patients with OSA and on the possible correlation of these physical findings with the severity of the disease. All patients(More)
In adults, influence of body position on the occurrence of respiratory events during sleep is recognized, and increased numbers of respiratory events occur when the supine position is assumed.1-4 In 1985, Orr et al. showed that body position did not influence respiratory events during sleep in children.5 Recently, Fernandes do Prado et al. showed that(More)
Screening for cardiac health should involve relevant parameters or indices that are easy and inexpensive to obtain. Various cardiac adaptation mechanisms develop during regular exercise that are affected by many factors, and these are reflected on a surface electrocardiogram. QT dispersion has been considered a surrogate for heterogeneity of repolarization,(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is an established occupational disease affecting health care workers (HCWs). Determining the risk of TB among HCWs is important to enable authorites to take preventative measures in health care facilities and protect HCWs. This study was designed to assess the incidence of TB in a teaching hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. A(More)
The incidence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in interstitial lung disease (ILD) has been reported at different frequencies in several studies. The aims of our study were to evaluate the frequency of OSA in ILD and to analyze the relationship between polysomnography (PSG) findings and pulmonary function, disease severity, parenchymal involvement, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether multiple surgery is responsible for the high prevalence of latex hypersensitivity in patients with spinal dysraphism by comparing the results of a skin-prick test in three groups of patients with different surgical histories. PATIENTS AND METHODS An in vivo diagnostic kit was used to determine the sensitivity to latex(More)