Fatma Evyapan Fisekci

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BACKGROUND While the prevalence of byssinosis is decreasing in industrialized countries and persists at high levels in developing countries, this prevalence is remaining constant in Turkey. OBJECTIVE In order to determine the effects of past cotton dust exposure on the respiratory tract, a total of 223 persons working in a cotton mill were included in(More)
A 26-yr-old female was referred to the Chest Dept of the Pamukkale University Medical School, Turkey, for the investigation of coughing and abnormal chest roentgenogram. She suffered flu 3 weeks prior to this and her coughing was persisting since then. She denied fever, phlegm, dyspnoea, wheeze, night sweats and haemoptysis. Before a splenectomy at aged 18(More)
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) might be a cause of heart failure. The present study aimed to assess left ventricular mass and myocardial performance index (MPI) in OSAS patients. A total of 67 subjects without any cardiac or pulmonary disease, referred for evaluation of OSAS, had overnight polysomnography and echocardiography. According to(More)
QT interval dispersion (QT(d)) reflects inhomogeneity of repolarisation. Delayed cardiac repolarisation leading to the prolongation of the QT interval is a well-characterised precursor of arrhythmias. Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) can cause cardiovascular complications, such as arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, and systemic and pulmonary(More)
AIM The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence of chronic work related respiratory symptoms and to determine lung function abnormalities in animal feed industry workers. METHOD 108 workers with a mean age of +/- SD: 32 +/- 7.11 yr employed in the animal feed industry and 108 unexposed subjects as a control group were enrolled in the study. All(More)
A retrospective study was conducted in order to characterize the retention of fibrous and nonfibrous mineral particles in the respiratory tract in subjects with previous occupational exposure in the aluminium industry. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid (three samples) or lung parenchyma (two samples) were studied using analytical transmission electron(More)
A retrospective study was conducted in 23 subjects with previous occupational exposure to asbestos and exhibiting rounded atelectasis (RA) on high-resolution computed tomography scan (HRCT scan) to evaluate the retention of asbestos bodies (ABs) using light microscopy in the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid or lung parenchyma in such patients. A total of(More)
A 54 year old man was referred by his primary care physician for further evaluation of a 4 month history of progressive swelling over his right scapular region. He had complained of a mildly productive cough for 2 months and a weight loss of 4 kg during the past month. He was a smoker of 35 pack years. Physical examination revealed a painful mass fixed on(More)
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