Fatma Çiftçi

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This trial was conducted to carry out an age and etiology-based analysis of the clinical efficacy of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF). This single center, prospective, cohort study included patients aged ≥65 years with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema (ACPE),(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among the pterygoid hamulus (PH), the maxillo-mandibular complex to the pharynx, the upper airway, and the soft palate and a possible connection to sleep apnea severity as assessed by polysomnography. STUDY DESIGN A total of 100 left and right sides of the PH were retrospectively(More)
Orbital involvement in systemic sarcoidosis is a rare condition. We report a case of orbital sarcoidosis with bilaterally huge lacrimal gland involvement as the initial manifestation of systemic sarcoidosis. A 20-year-old woman admitted the ophthalmology department with progressive bilateral upper eyelid swelling for 6 months. The only pathologic finding(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to determine the relationship of 6 minute walking test (6MWT) and cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) with each other and with the measures of lung functions in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Pulmonary function tests, 6MWT, and CPET were performed in 36 (35 males, 1 female)(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Early diagnosis and treatment of central nervous system tuberculosis are important because of high mortality and morbidity. Airways must be carefully evaluated in differential diagnosis. METHODS We present a rare case of intracranial-endobronchial tuberculosis mimicking lung cancer with brain metastasis. RESULTS A vegetative mass(More)
OBJECTIVES Vaccination of healthcare personnel (HCP) is an effective measure for preventing the spread of influenza among at-risk patients. This study was conducted to determine influenza vaccination rates and activities among HCP working at a tertiary healthcare setting. METHODS This study included 470 HCP (85 physicians, 134 nurses, 53 healthcare(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complex disease that is associated with devastating outcomes resulting from lung involvement and several comorbidities. Comorbidities could impact on symptomology, quality of life, the complications, the management, economic burden and the mortality of the disease. The importance of comorbidities originates(More)
The admission chest X-ray revealed consolidation and atelectasis at basal part of the right lung (Figure 1). Chest computed tomography (CT) demostrated pleural thickening, pleural effusion, and middle lobe lateral segment atelectasis of the right side suggesting bronchial obstruction (Figure 2). The patient underwent fiberoptic bronchoscopy which showed an(More)
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare genetic condition that affects the ciliary function of the respiratory tract, sperm tail, cilia of the embryonic node, and fallopian tube. The condition is characterized by impaired ciliary action, leading to recurrent lower-respiratory-tract infections, bronchiectasis, rhino-sinusitis, otitis media, impaired(More)