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An anomalous systemic artery originating from the descending thoracic aorta supplying the normal basal segments of the lower lobe of the left lung without sequestration is a rare congenital anomaly. The published surgical treatments include lobectomy, segmentectomy, anastomosis, and ligation. In addition, endovascular treatment with coils has been reported.(More)
The authors designed this study to show the effects of orally ingested asbestos on the lungs and pleura. They designated 3 groups of rats: group A (n = 18) was given 1.5 g/L asbestos in water, group B (n = 18) was given 3 g/L asbestos in water, and group C (n = 15), as a control group, was given only water. Histopathological evaluation of lungs and pleura(More)
We report three cases of organophosphate (OP) poisoning. One patient was a 19-year-old woman who drank OP compounds in an attempt at suicide. The other two patients became intoxicated on the way to the hospital during mouth-to-mouth breathing. The first patient died in the emergency department, and the other two were taken to the ICU. There, they were(More)
Allergic granulomatosis and angiitis, also known as Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS), is an uncommon vasculitis of unknown etiology. We report a 21-year-old male patient with fatigue, dry cough, and progressive dyspnea. He had no history of asthma or eosinophilia. Thorax computed tomography showed bullous/cystic areas with thin walls in varying sizes (5-15 mm).(More)
BACKGROUND Several cases of bronchial asthma have been presenting with acute attacks during the seasons of apricot sulfurization. The aim of this study was to reveal the effects of sulfur dioxide (SO(2)) exposure on the airways of the workers involved in this process. METHODS SO(2) levels in air were measured on 15 apricot farms, while the symptom scores(More)
Since the incidence of peptic ulcer and gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is more common in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than normal population, H(2) receptor blockers are given more extensively to COPD patients. This study evaluated the effects of Ranitidine on pulmonary function tests (PFT) of the patients having COPD and peptic(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the diagnostic utility of pleural adenosine deaminase (PADA), pleural lactate dehydrogenase (PLDH), and several other biochemical tests in bronchogenic carcinoma and malignant mesothelioma, and to compare biochemical characteristics of their fluid with nonmalignant pleural effusions. DESIGN AND METHODS This study consisted of 226(More)
Pseudomembranous aspergillus tracheobronchitis is an uncommon form of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, and it is generally seen in immunocompromised patients. We report about a mildly immunocompromised case with pseudomembranous aspergillus tracheobronchitis, which caused tracheal perforation, and Horner’s syndrome. A 44-year-old female with uncontrolled(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of a new parameter, pleural adenosine deaminase (PADA), for separating transudative pleural effusion from exudative pleural effusion, and to compare the results with other tests (albumin gradient and protein gradient). METHODS From November 2001 to January 2003, 359 consecutive patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Our previous study demonstrated the presence of environmental tremolite and chrysotile asbestos fiber exposure in Hekimhan town in Malatya located in eastern Turkey. The aim of this study was to investigate whether environmental asbestos exposure increases the incidence of lung cancer and mesothelioma. METHOD One hundred and forty-nine patients(More)