Fuat Kalyoncu

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Chylothorax and chylopericardium secondary to thrombosis of the superior vena cava and the innominate and subclavian veins were diagnosed in a patient with Behçet's syndrome. Immunosuppressive treatment, diet, and underwater seal drainage led to a diminished volume of pleural fluid and pericardial fluid and to a diminished concentration of triglyceride in(More)
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous drainage of pulmonary hydatid cysts. Eleven pulmonary hydatid cysts in eight patients were drained percutaneously after 1–2 years of treatment with mebendazole (50 mg/kg/day). Percutaneous needle aspiration was carried out under ultra-sound (US) in six patients and computed tomography (CT) in two patients.(More)
In order to prevent and control non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the 61st World Health Assembly has endorsed an NCD action plan (WHA resolution 61.14). A package for essential NCDs including chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) has also been developed. The Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) is a new but rapidly developing voluntary(More)
Tremolite is the most commonly occurring of the amphibole asbestos minerals and is found in a wide range of geological environments. It is an early product of thermal metamorphism of dolomites with silica impurities and is a common contaminant of industrial talc and chrysotile asbestos. Tremolite is found in some countries in sufficient quantities for(More)
Endemic malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) in Turkey is related to two mineral fibers, tremolite asbestos and fibrous zeolite (erionite). Thirteen cases of MPM from the Cappadocian area, where the soil is rich in erionite, and 29 cases of MPM, from villages whose occupants have high asbestos exposure, were examined by CT. The CT findings of the two groups(More)
Fifteen patients were diagnosed between 1973 and 1987 at Hacettepe University Hospital as having endobronchial tuberculosis. They were subjected to bronchoscopy because of provisional diagnoses of primary bronchogenic carcinoma in 7 cases, bronchial asthma in 3 cases, tuberculosis in 2 cases and hydatid cyst, foreign body aspiration and bronchiectasis in 1(More)
Received: 18.04.2017 Accepted: 20.06.2017 This study was presented at the Turkish Thoracic Congress, 6-10 April 2016, Antalya, Turkey. Address for Correspondence: Leyla Pur Özyiğit, Department of Allergy and Immunology, Koç University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey E-mail: leylapur@gmail.com ©Copyright 2017 by Turkish Thoracic Society Available online(More)
The Usher syndrome is a recessively inherited disorder characterized by the associated deficits of sensorineural hearing impairment and a progressive retinal degeneration called retinitis pigmentosa. A case of Usher syndrome is reported in a 22-year-old atopic patient with asthma. To our knowledge, such an association has not been described previously in(More)