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BACKGROUND In order to better define the clinical characterization of pulmonary embolism (PE) in the elderly, the clinical and laboratory findings were compared in older (> or = 65 years old) and younger (< 65 years old) patients. METHODS AND RESULTS The study group comprised 149 patients (58 older and 91 younger) who received a final diagnosis of PE and(More)
BACKGROUND Though asthma and bronchiectasis are two different diseases, their coexistence has been shown in many patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features of asthmatics with bronchiectasis compared with pure asthmatics. METHODS We evaluated 1680 asthmatics followed-up in our clinic. Fifty-one asthmatics had the diagnosis of(More)
OBJECTIVE Enuresis, which is frequently diagnosed amongst schoolchildren, is an important psychosocial problem for both parents and children. In the present study we aimed to determine the prevalence and associated factors of enuresis in Turkish children and to identify common methods for its management. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross sectional(More)
PURPOSE The protective effect of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on nephrotoxicity due to contrast nephropathy and reperfusion-induced ischemia has been reported in experimental models. However, its efficacy on colistin-induced nephrotoxicity has not been elucidated yet. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the nephrotoxic effect of colistin and to(More)
Premenstrual asthma (PMA) is a clinical picture with worsening of asthmatic symptoms and pulmonary functions in the late luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. The aim of this study was to evaluate the inflammatory changes in asthmatic women who complain of PMA. Forty asthmatic women attending our outpatient clinic were questioned about worsening of their(More)
This study was planned to investigate the characteristics of clinical and laboratory findings of patients with fever diagnosed as pulmonary embolism (PE) in comparison with PE patients without fever and patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Thirty-nine PE patients with fever without other identifiable causes (18 received antibiotics and 21 did(More)
PRINCIPLES Intensive Care Unit Acquired Pneumonia is the most frequent infection among patients receiving mechanical ventilation and has an important impact on patient mortality. Thrombocytopenia is one of the most common laboratory abnormalities in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between platelet count and(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been shown that the prevalence of asthma in obese people has increased in recent years. The aim of this study was to evaluate factors involved in the relationship between asthma and obesity in women, METHODS We evaluated serum leptin levels, fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FE(N0), asthma control (using theAsthma Control Test [ACT]), and(More)
There are many well-defined risk factors for fatal asthma exacerbation; however, few data exist about the link between the severity of asthma and severity of exacerbation. The aim of this study was to determine if there is any patient and disease-related factor that predicts the severity of asthma exacerbation. The retrospective data of asthmatic patients(More)
Polymorphism in plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 gene is suggested to be associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 gene polymorphism and its coexistence with factor-V-Leiden and prothrombin-20210 mutations in pulmonary thromboembolism. The(More)