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OBJECTIVE Newly arising enlarged or hypermetabolic mediastinal/hilar lymph nodes (LNs) in patients with previously diagnosed extrathoracic malignancies raise suspicion of metastasis. Relatively high proportion of these LNs is due to a benign condition. We aimed to determine frequency of malignant LNs and role of endobronchial ultrasound-guided(More)
INTRODUCTION Intima-media thickening (IMT), which is the early finding of carotid artery atherosclerosis, has been shown to be associated with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). In our study, we aimed to assess prospectively the effect of severity of OSAS and snoring on carotid artery IMT. METHODS A total of 102 patients who were admitted to sleep(More)
BACKGROUND Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bi-level positive airway pressure (BPAP) are the gold standard treatments for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), but CPAP/BPAP is not well tolerated and requires long-term follow-up. OBJECTIVE We prospectively assessed subjective and objective adherence and factors that affect adherence in(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the efficacy of iodopovidone as an agent for pleurodesis in malignant pleural effusion (MPE) and to compare the efficacy of small-bore catheter (Pleuracan, Braun, Melsungen, Germany) and conventional large-bore chest tube in pleural fluid drainage and sclerotherapy. METHODS Patients with MPE were prospectively consecutively(More)
A retrospective analysis of 108 patients admitted to the hospital for hemoptysis in the year 2000 was performed. The aim of the study was to clarify the etiologic distribution of hemoptysis and the relation of etiology to the severity and recurrence of it. Of the cases, 79 were men and 29 were women, and the mean age was 51.74 +/- 17.51. In 77 of the cases(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To establish the diagnostic yield of transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) and its contribution to conventional diagnostic techniques (CDT) such as forceps biopsy, bronchial washing, and bronchial brushing in the diagnosis of malignant endobronchial lesions. DESIGN Retrospective clinical study. PATIENTS One hundred fifteen lung cancer(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to introduce inhalation injury, pulmonary complications and mortality-related factors on the basis of clinical, radiological and bronchoscopic findings in patients with inhalation burns. METHODS Between January 2009 and January 2010, patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a burn center who were diagnosed as(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate the sensitivity and diagnostic value of convex probe endobronchial sonographically guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in the diagnosis of granulomatous mediastinal lymphadenitis. METHODS Patients clinically and radiologically suspected to have granulomatous mediastinal disease and(More)
Malnutrition increases dyspnea and exercise intolerance in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients by effecting respiratory muscle strength (RMS) and thereby decreasing quality of life (QoL). This is a prospective study conducted to find out the differences due to pulmonary function tests (PFT), arterial blood gases (ABG), RMS, exercise(More)
BACKGROUND In the diagnosis of malignant lymph nodes (LNs) and staging of lung cancer, sampling of mediastinal and hilar LNs is essential. Mediastinoscopy is known as the gold standard. Convex probe (CP) endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) is a noninvasive and highly sensitive diagnostic method in mediastinal and(More)