Elif Yilmazel Ucar

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BACKGROUND Pharmacologic therapies have an important role in the success of interventions for smoking cessation. This study aims to determine the efficacy of several pharmacologic treatments in patients who applied to a smoking cessation clinic. METHODS This retrospective study includes 422 patients who presented to our smoking cessation clinic between(More)
BACKGROUND Different medical therapies are employed in acute lung injury (ALI) but there is still a debate about the efficacy of these drugs. Among these therapies steroids are clinically applied and bosentan is experimentally studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of these two drugs to treat inflammation in ALI by histopathological(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnostic utility of novel biomarkers in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) is still under investigation. While many studies emphasize that high serum levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (Hs-CRP) has a moderate relation with PE, few studies show that Hs-CRP can be used to predict the outcome of the treatment. AIMS In(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Right cardiac pathologies develop in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and in most patients there are no symptoms in the early stages of right cardiac disorders. We aimed to evaluate a possible relationship between B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), blood uric acid, C-reactive protein (CRP), and the right cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is a life-threatening disease. In this study, we aimed to evaluate long-term outcomes of the use of 50 mg recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) in the management of PTE in terms of relapse, pulmonary hypertension (PH), mortality and hemorrhage and to compare with the use of 100 mg rt-PA. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and obesity frequently occur together. The relationship between increased appetite and obesity is well known; however, despite existing knowledge about the relationship between OSAS and obesity, it is not fully understood. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between OSAS and the(More)
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