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BACKGROUND Delirium is frequently diagnosed in critically ill patients and is associated with adverse outcome. Impaired cholinergic neurotransmission seems to have an important role in the development of delirium. We aimed to establish the effect of the cholinesterase inhibitor rivastigmine on the duration of delirium in critically ill patients. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND In spite of the fact that platinum-based doublets are considered the standard therapy for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), no elderly-specific platinum based prospective phase III regimen has been explored. The aim of this retrospective singlecenter study was to evaluate the efficacy and side effects of cisplatin-based(More)
PURPOSE Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) makes up 80-85% of all lung cancers cases. Lung cancer in older individuals is frequently undertreated. Patients eligible for cisplatin- based chemotherapy should be selected carefully. The aim of this retrospective single-center study was to evaluate prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) in elderly (≥65(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have pointed to many different prognostic factors for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) but diabetes mellitus (DM) has not been clearly or consistently identified as of prognostic value. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic significance of the characteristics of patients and clinical laboratory tests in SCLC.(More)
BACKGROUND Platinum-based chemotherapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is still considered the first choice, presenting a modest survival advantage. However, the patients eventually experience disease progression and require second-line therapy. While there are reliable predictors to identify patients receiving first-line chemotherapy, very(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this retrospective single-center study was to evaluate the prognostic implication on overall survival (OS) of the F-18 FDG PET scan in locally advanced or metastatic non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 120 locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC patients (December 2004-November 2011)(More)
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare acquired disorder characterized by intravascular hemolysis. Real-world experience of PNH management is largely unreported. A retrospective analysis was undertaken based on medical records from six patients with PNH [two with aplastic anemia (AA)] treated at our center, Dicle University, Turkey. Diagnosis(More)
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