Günseli Kilinç

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Platelets have the capacity to release mediators with potent inflammatory or anaphylactic properties. Platelet factor-4 (PF4) and beta-thromboglobulin (BTG) are two of these mediators. On the other hand, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) and tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) are two important mediators of fibrinolysis. Both mediators are secreted(More)
Cough is one of the most common symptoms for which patients seek medical attention from primary care physicians and pulmonologists. Cough is an important defensive reflex that enhances the clearance of secretions and particles from the airways and protects the lower airways from the aspiration of foreign materials. Therapeutic suppression of cough may be(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To evaluate the role of bronchoalveolar lavage in the diagnosis of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases and review the recent literature published within the past 12 months. RECENT FINDINGS Diffuse parenchymal lung diseases are a heterogeneous group of disorders originating from the distal lung parenchyma. Despite different etiologies, the(More)
This study was performed in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients to compare the SF-36 questionnaire with pulmonary function tests and non-functional parameters. Fourty-five COPD patients diagnosed according to GOLD 2004 criteria were included in the study. The stable patients were evaluated by spirometry, static lung volumes, diffusion(More)
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