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AIMS Cardiac sarcoidosis is symptomatic in only 5% of patients, and it is an independent predictor of mortality and carries a very poor prognosis. In our study, we aimed to assess left ventricle (LV) systolic and diastolic functions with tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) in patients with early grade pulmonary sarcoidosis. METHODS AND RESULTS The study(More)
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is diagnosed with increasing frequency nowadays due to advances in the diagnostic methods and the increased awareness of the disease. There is a tendency to use non invasive diagnostic methods for all diseases. D-dimer is a fibrin degradation product. We aimed to detect the relationship between disease severity and the D-dimer levels(More)
This paper provides an overview of the literature on appendicular tuberculosis (ATB) between 1909 and 2010. We present two cases of primary ATB and a literature review of studies on ATB published in English and accessed via the Pubmed and Google Scholar databases. One hundred fifty-five published cases of ATB were reviewed, and two patients with primary(More)
INTRODUCTION Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease of unknown cause, which affects all systems, especially the lungs and the lymphatic system. Genetic and environmental factors are held accountable for the etiology. Based on the general opinion, sarcoidosis develops after exposure to a specific environmental agent by genetically susceptible individuals. (More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most common causes of death among trauma patients. Earlier prediction of possible poor neurological outcomes, even upon admission to the emergency department, may help to guide treatment. The aim of this prospective study was to assess the predictive value of plasma copeptin levels for early morbidity and mortality(More)
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