Fahrettin Talay

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BACKGROUND In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, functional and structural changes of the respiratory system greatly influence cardiovascular autonomic functions. Determining autonomic balance may be important in understanding the pathophysiology of COPD and useful clinically in the treatment of COPD patients. Heart rate variability(More)
Fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) is a procedure which has an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases and is widely used in clinical practice. It is an invasive procedure and can cause cough, shortness of breath, nose and throat irritation. Stress during bronchoscopy can cause release of catecholamines, which may lead to tachycardia,(More)
This study aims to evaluate the incidence of non-thyroid illness syndrome (NTIS) among patients diagnosed as lung cancer and its association with the stage of the disease, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance score, nutritional parameters, and survival. We enrolled 120 patients that 71 of them with newly diagnosed and staged non-small cell(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The effect of inhaled budesonide on oropharyngeal Gram-negative bacilli colonization (OGNBC) in asthmatic patients was investigated. METHODS Oropharyngeal cultures were obtained from asthmatic patients attending the hospital respiratory outpatient clinic, at baseline and 1 month after treatment with 800 microg/day of inhaled(More)
OBJECTIVE Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of asthma. Recent data suggest that clinical indices of the patients with asthma may not correlate with the underlying inflammatory process. We aimed to measure the level of malondialdehyde (MDA), which is a marker of lipid peroxidation, a free radical-mediated process, before and after(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complex chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs in which inflammatory markers are involved with significant extrapulmonary effects that may contribute to its severity and complications. Moreover, some of the inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) are associated with COPD. Pentraxin 3 (PTX3)(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the diagnostic importance of mean platelet volume (MPV) on acute pulmonary embolism (APE) in the emergency Department (ED). METHODS Subjects were selected from patients admitted to ED with clinically suspected APE. Demographic, anthropometric and serologic data were collected for each patient. RESULTS A total of 315 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with increased rates of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The basic mechanisms involved in the increased cardiovascular risk of OSAS remain unclear. Recent discoveries of fat-secreted substances which serve endocrine roles improve our understanding of the relationship between OSAS, CVD, and the(More)
We aimed to evaluate the treatment outcome of pulmonary tuberculosis patients and factors affecting treatment outcomes. We analyzed the records of 586 pulmonary tuberculosis patients who were older than 15 years followed between January 1999 and December 2004. Of these patients, 76.1% were smear-positive for tuberculosis and 23.9% were smear-negative for(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the influence of smoking habits and education of family, parents, the type of school and gender on smoking in adolescents. METHODS This cross-sectional study was performed on 1062 students from eight high schools in Eyup, Istanbul. RESULTS Twenty-five per cent of students were current smokers (30.1% of(More)