Gulbanu Horzum Ekinci

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF) frequently require admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) for application of mechanical ventilation (MV). We aimed to determine whether comorbidities and clinical variables present at ICU admission are predictive of ICU mortality. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVES To measure delays from onset of symptoms to initiation of treatment in patients with smear-negative and smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis and to identify reasons for these delays. METHODS A total of 136 newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis patients were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. RESULTS The patients were divided into(More)
We described the case of a 36-year-old Turkish female with an extralobar pulmonary sequestration who suffered from chest and back pain for five years without any evidence of pulmonary infection. A chest X-ray showed an area of opacity behind the cardiac silhouette in the lower area of the left hemithorax. A CT scan of the thorax with intravenous contrast(More)
An 18 years old Turkish boy was admitted to hospital due to cough, chest pain and shortness of breath for 4 days. Twentyfour hours before the onset of symptoms, the patient had accidentally aspirated diesel while siphoning from the fuel tank of a car. On admission, he was febrile and tachypnoeic. There were fine crackles on auscultation of the lungs. Chest(More)
Aspiration of foreign bodies into the tracheobronchial tree is extremely rare in adults without an underlying predisposing factor. A high index of suspicion is the most important factor leading to a diagnosis of tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration. Unless the patients give a clear history of aspiration, a foreign body may remain occult for years. To(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the frequency of lung cancer in patients with pulmonary hamartomas and to evaluate clinical, radiological, and pathological characteristics of pulmonary hamartomas. BASIC PROCEDURES We reviewed pathology records of pulmonary hamartomas diagnosed between 2003 and 2014. Medical records and the hospital electronic database were also(More)