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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Nutritional depletion in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) adversely affects health status and mortality. We aimed to evaluate the effects of nutritional supplementation (NS) with pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) on body composition, mid-thigh cross-sectional area (CSA), dyspnoea, exercise capacity, health-related quality of(More)
Langerhans cell histiocytosis syndromes have been described as encompassing a range of disorders, such as eosinophilic granuloma, Letterer-Siwe syndrome and Hand-Schüller-Christian disease. These disorders have been mainly diagnosed at early ages of life and are relatively rare entities in adult age groups. In this study, we aimed to retrospectively(More)
Sacroiliitis is an important sign of spondylarthritis (SpA) of which the prototype disease is ankylosing spondylitis. The radiographic changes required for diagnosing AS occur as late as 8–11 years after the onset of clinical symptoms. Nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been the main treatment for spondylitis of AS. For patients refractory or(More)
The coexistence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is very rare, and, to the best of our knowledge, there are only 8 reported cases in the English literature. Here, we present another case with the coexistence of these two diseases, and review the clinical and laboratory features of the previously reported cases. A 55(More)
Acromegaly is a chronic endocrinopathy characterized by the hypersecretion of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1. Musculoskeletal pain is a frequent problem encountered in acromegaly and is associated with a reduction in the quality of life. In this study, the presence of inflammatory and degenerative rheumatologic diseases in acromegaly has(More)
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