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To analyze the function of cardiac autonomic regulation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), we enrolled 36 patients with OSAS and divided them according to the apnea hypopnea index (AHI) into 2 groups: Group I (n=19) had mild OSAS (AHI < 20) and Group II (n=17) had severe OSAS (AHI > or = 20). The findings were compared with those of(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) induced by anticancerogenic bleomycin (BLM) is one of the more common side effects encountered during cancer treatment. It has been suggested in the last decades that the main responsible agent in PF is reactive oxygen species which were generated also in normal physiological conditions in the human body. In this(More)
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a multisystemic disease and extra-articular features may develop as pleuropulmonary involvement. We aimed to show and compare the early and late pleuropulmonary findings of AS and its effects on patients’ daily life by causing dyspnea. The study consisted of 38 patients (33 male, 5 female). All patients met the New York(More)
PURPOSE To determine the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) in order to investigate the possibility of detecting early signs of glaucoma in this population. METHODS A total of 66 consecutive patients admitted for polysomnographic evaluation of suspected OSAS. Patients underwent an overnight(More)
INTRODUCTION Biomass (organic) fuels cause indoor air pollution when used inside dwellings. We evaluated the frequencies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic bronchitis (CB) among rural women using biomass fuels for heating and cooking and compared them to women living in urban areas where such fuels are not used. METHODS From(More)
Cephalometry is useful as a screening test for anatomical abnormalities in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). To evaluate comprehensively the cephalo metric features of children with OSAS, with or without adenotonsillar hypertrophy, and to elucidate the relationship between cephalometric variables and apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI)(More)
AIMS Type 2 diabetes mellitus and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) are serious comorbidities. Effects of OSAS on diabetic microvascular complications are ongoing research subjects. We evaluated the incidence of OSAS in Type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with nephropathy and with no renal involvement. METHODS A total of 52 people with diabetes were(More)
INTRODUCTION The question if REM related obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a specific clinical entity or if it is an early sign of severe sleep disordered breathing as there is high occurrence of REM OSA in mild and moderate cases, recently have attracted the investigators. In this study, we aimed to see the frequency of REM related OSA among patients with(More)
Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Therefore, erdosteine, an antioxidant, is expected to have an inhibitor potential against the disease. Rats were given one dose of bleomycin in pulmonary fibrosis groups and saline in controls. The first dose of oral erdosteine (10 mg/kg/day) was given 2 days(More)
PURPOSE An increased intima-media thickness (IMT) in the carotid arteries is a marker of generalized atherosclerosis, and it has been associated with a high risk of stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate whether patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) have an increase in atherosclerotic indicators in the carotid arteries. METHODS(More)