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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 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 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 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)
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)
In this study the influence of community-acquired pneumonia to the clinical course in 173 COPD patients admitted to ICU with acute respiratory failure (ARF) was evaluated. In prospective descriptive study, patients with pneumonia at admission to ICU were grouped as Group 1, others Group 2. The demographics, "Acute Physiology Assessment and Chronic Health(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)
Acute internal problems in the respiratory intensive care unit (ICU) and risk factors affecting mortality in the acute treatment applications were investigated. All patients in 20-bed intensive care unit for chest diseases enrolled to this prospective observational cohort study during 2008. Patients were classified as living in group 1 and deaths in group(More)