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)
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