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Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (LCH), previously known as Histiocytosis X, is characterized by abnormal accumulations of large mononuclear cells forming granulomas in various organs, mainly bone, skin and lung. This case report describes a 50-year-old man with a history of left pneumonectomy due to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). During routine follow up, a(More)
BACKGROUND Cough is a prevalent symptom that impacts quality of life in COPD. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between cough-specific quality of life, abdominal muscle endurance, fatigue, and depression in stable patients with COPD. METHODS Twenty-eight patients with COPD (mean age 60.6±8.7 years) referred for pulmonary rehabilitation(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the factors determining self-efficacy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS Thirty male patients with COPD and 30 healthy controls participated in the study. Pulmonary function tests, 6-minute walk test (6MWT), modified Borg scale, modified Medical Research Council (MRC) dyspnea scale, Hospital(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of hypoxemia increases with the progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the deterioration of pulmonary function. The aim of this study was to compare functional capacity, physical activity, and quality of life in hypoxemic and non-hypoxemic patients with COPD. METHODS Thirty-nine COPD patients (mean age:(More)
Cancer-associated venous thromboembolism is a severe form of paraneoplastic syndrome. It rarely leads to venous gangrene. We report a case who presented with multiple deep venous thrombosis and venous gangrene of the lower extremity. During the follow-up period, the patient developed bilateral cervical and right supraclavicular lymphadenopathies. The fine(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the functional capacity in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and healthy subjects. METHODS The present study was conducted in the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Department of Chest Medicine, Medical School, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, from June 2002 to July 2003. Forty-five(More)
Background and aims: Fatigue is associated with longitudinal ratings of health in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although the degree of airflow obstruction is often used to grade disease severity in patients with COPD, multidimensional grading systems have recently been developed. The aim of this study was to investigate the(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has significant systemic effects that substantially impact quality of life and survival. The purpose of this study was to assess and compare peripheral muscle strength and endurance, exercise capacity, fatigue perception and quality of life between patients with COPD and healthy subjects. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Fatigue is associated with longitudinal ratings of health in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although the degree of airflow obstruction is often used to grade disease severity in patients with COPD, multidimensional grading systems have recently been developed. The aim of this study was to investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVES Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains a globally significant cause of mortality, although COPD mortality varies from country to country, and across different regions within each country. The primary objective of this study was to determine the mortality rates of COPD patients who present with acute respiratory failure (ARF) to a(More)