M. Saglam

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The improvement in exercise performance in response to exercise training varies greatly from one patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to another. It is possible that in a portion of patients the muscle stimulus applied during exercise training is insufficient to elicit training effects. We investigated whether patients presenting quadriceps(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 There are limited number of studies investigating extrapulmonary manifestations of bronchiectasis. The purpose of this study was to compare peripheral muscle function, exercise capacity, fatigue, and health status between patients with bronchiectasis and healthy subjects in order to provide documented differences in these characteristics for(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 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)
First reliability investigations with HBV are presented using pulsed electrical stress. AlGaAs/GaAs material systems as well as InGaAs/InAlAs have been investigated and compared regarding degradation characteristics and mechanisms. Diffusion is proposed to be the responsible degradation mechanism.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of motivational and relaxation music on affective responses during exercise in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). METHODS Thirty-seven patients with CF performed the 6-min walk test (6MWT) under three experimental conditions: listening to no music, relaxation music, and motivational(More)
[Purpose] This study investigated functional capacity, physical activity, and respiratory and peripheral muscle strength in different functional classes of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) compared with healthy subjects. [Subjects and Methods] This study included 31 patients with class II (n = 16) or class III (n = 15) PAH, classified according to the(More)
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to compare functional capacity and peripheral muscle strength in preterm children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) with those of age-matched full-term healthy controls. [Subjects and Methods] Eighteen BPD subjects and 20 healthy subjects were enrolled in the study. Pulmonary function testing was performed. Body(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)