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OBJECTIVE To report a case of Churg-Strauss syndrome who had asthma and allergic rhinitis treated with montelukast. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION A nonsmoking 59-year-old woman presented with fever, hemoptysis and dyspnea. Past medical history included allergic rhinitis and asthma which were diagnosed 18 years ago. The asthma was treated(More)
BACKGROUND Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic inflammatory granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. No suitable biomarkers are available to evaluate the prognosis of this disease, which still has an unpredictable clinical course. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential clinical usefulness of hematologic markers. MATERIALS AND METHODS We(More)
AIMS The aim of this study is to investigate the activity and toxicity of etoposide with AUC 6 doses of carboplatin in patients with previously untreated extensive disease - small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS 88 eligible patients were treated with chemotherapy comprised of carboplatin AUC of 6, IV day 1 and etoposide 100 mg/m 2 , IV day(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Activation of coagulation and fibrinolysis is frequently encountered among cancer patients. Such tumors are supposed to be associated with higher risk of invasion, metastases and eventually worse outcome. The aim of this study is to explore the prognostic value of blood coagulation tests for lung cancer patients. METHODS Between 2009(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND There has been a trend to replace cisplatin with carboplatin in the treatment of small-cell lung carcinoma. The goal of the present study was to determine the efficacy of carboplatin and etoposide followed by thoracic radiotherapy in patients with previously untreated limited disease small-cell lung carcinoma. METHODS From February(More)
The present study investigated the antibody response against influenza vaccine and also the efficacy of vaccination on clinical findings in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) following influenza vaccination. A total of 82 cases with COPD (44 cases as vaccinated and 38 cases as unvaccinated) were evaluated clinically and 21 healthy(More)
Although obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is a common disorder; the connection between OSA and smoking habits is still controversial. In this study, we investigated whether active smoking and pack × years of smoking have an impact on the severity of the disease regarding the patients with OSA. This study included 964 patients referred to the Sleep(More)
Purpose: We aimed to establish an inflammatory prognostic index (IPI) in early and advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients based on hematologic and biochemical parameters and to analyze its predictive value for NSCLC survival. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review of 685 patients with early and advanced NSCLC diagnosed between 2009 and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic performance of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in the diagnosis of mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes (LNs) in patients with known extrapulmonary malignancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between March 2011 and August 2013, 378 EBUS-TBNA procedures(More)
BACKGROUND Acute respiratory tract infections are the common causes for admission to emergency department. Appropriate diagnosis and initiating treatment on time are important for reducing morbidity and mortality rate due to lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI). The aim of this study is to determine if C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and white blood(More)