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The treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is complicated and results are not always satisfactory. We aimed to investigate treatment results of our patients, relapse rates, factors affecting treatment outcome. We evaluated prospectively, 142 patients, who had been hospitalised with diagnosis of MDR-TB in our clinic between January(More)
BACKGROUND Admitting patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) to the ICU is controversial, due to their associated high mortality when they require invasive mechanical ventilation. We aimed to determine the risk factors for mortality in ILD patients requiring ICU support due to acute respiratory failure. METHODS An observational cohort study was(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate the ICU management and long-term outcomes of kyphoscoliosis patients with respiratory failure. METHODS A retrospective observational cohort study was performed in a respiratory ICU and outpatient clinic from 2002-2011. We enrolled all kyphoscoliosis patients admitted to the ICU and followed-up at regular intervals after(More)
BACKGROUND COPD exacerbations requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission have a major impact on morbidity and mortality. Only 10%-25% of COPD exacerbations are eosinophilic. AIM To assess whether eosinophilic COPD exacerbations have better outcomes than non-eosinophilic COPD exacerbations in the ICU. METHODS This retrospective observational cohort(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the tumor cell type and sex distribution of patients diagnosed with primary lung cancer during 2004. Patients with primary lung cancer were detected from pathology records. Clinical files of patients were analyzed retrospectively. 1403 patients with primary lung cancer were included in the study. 1238 (88.2%)(More)
BACKGROUND We addressed the impact of patient education followed by frequent visits on compliance with positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in a Turkish sleep clinic cohort. MATERIAL AND METHODS This single-center, randomized, controlled study was conducted in Istanbul, Turkey between June 2014 and April(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Severe sepsis is a primary cause of morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU). Numerous biomarkers have been assessed to predict outcome and CRP is widely used. However, the relevance for mortality risk of the CRP level and the day when it is measured have not been well studied. We aimed to assess whether initial(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of bronchial biopsy specimens in establishing the specific cell type in primary lung cancer and to study the influence of several factors on this accuracy. 127 patients with lung cancer diagnosed by bronchoscopic biopsy specimens who subsequently underwent thoracotomy between April 2003 and(More)
INTRODUCTION Multiorgan failure (MOF) is a primary cause of morbidity and mortality in sepsis patients in intensive care units (ICU). Finding risk factors and solving preventable problems of MOF in patients who have sepsis can be a favourable step for decreasing mortality. We aimed to examine multiorgan failure and mortality related risk factors in(More)
BACKGROUND Acquiring 6-min walk test (6MWT) data from patients undergoing noninvasive mechanical ventilation due to chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure is limited. We aimed to assess whether the actual 6-min walk distance (6MWD) or the percent predicted 6MWD is a better reflection of the respiratory function of patients using home noninvasive(More)