Ayşenaz Özcan

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Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) is an uncommon lung disease characterized by accumulation of intraalveolar calcifications. The disease can be diagnosed based on the radiological findings. We present a 27-year-old women with five-year history of shortness of breath. She was diagnosed with PAM due to the presence of the characteristic chest X-ray and(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are common chronic diseases and the cause of much morbidity and mortality worldwide. COPD has been estimated to occur in up to 25% of the population aged 40 years and older; besides asthma is affecting > 300 million people worldwide [1,2]. Psychiatric disorders also occur quite frequently in the(More)
AIM The early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer are important for the prognosis of patients with lung cancer. This study was undertaken to investigate patient and doctor delays in the diagnosis and treatment of NSCLC and the factors affecting these delays. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 1016 patients, including 926 (91.1%) males and 90 (8.9%)(More)
Methods Subjects without known psychiatric diseases were consecutively recruited from pulmonary and allergy outpatient clinics at the third level hospitals. Diagnosis of asthma and AR was based on GINA and ARIA guideline, respectively. Only patients without asthma were chosen for AR group in order to compare with asthma. Depression and anxiety symptoms were(More)
Results: The study included 10 LC and TB patients during a 4 year-period. The sites of TB were the lung (seven patients), mediastinal lymph nodes (LN) (one patient), cervical LN (one patient), and subcutaneous nodules (one patient). LC and TB were simultaneously diagnosed in four patients. The diagnosis of pulmonary TB was confirmed by sputum culture two(More)
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