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INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of paratracheal air cysts (PACs), their correlation with different lung diseases and their connection with the trachea by chest multi detector computed tomography (MDCT). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed chest MDCT images of 8240 consecutive patients obtained from January 2010 to(More)
BACKGROUND Aspiration is one of the most feared complications of gastrointestinal decontamination procedures with nonabsorbed polyethylene glycol (PEG) solution and activated charcoal (AC). We aimed to investigate the protective effects of curcumin (CUR) on lung injury in rats induced by aspiration of these agents. METHODS Experimental rats were divided(More)
Aspiration pneumonitis refers to acute chemical lung injury caused by aspiration of sterile gastric contents. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of quercetin (QC) in acid aspiration-induced lung injury in rats. Twenty-eight female Sprague–Dawley rats were used and divided into the following groups (n = 7): sham (aspirated normal saline, S),(More)
BACKGROUND Lung contusion is an important factor that affects mortality and morbidity of lung injury after blunt chest trauma (BCT). The present study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of different treatment regimens on BCT-induced lung injury. METHODS A total of 35 Sprague Dawley rats were divided into five experimental groups (n=7): sham, control; BCT;(More)
Our aim in this study is to examine the effects of α-tocopherol (AT) on rats with aspiration pneumonitis induced with bile acids (BAs). The animals were divided in to four groups, namely saline group (n = 7), saline + AT group (n = 7), BA group (n = 7), and BA + AT group (n = 7). Saline and BA groups aspirated intratracheally with 1 ml/kg saline and 1 ml/kg(More)
Aspiration is a serious complication of gastrointestinal (GI) decontamination procedure. Studies have shown that tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) blockers have beneficial effects on lung injury. Therefore, the authors investigated the attenuation by infliximab (INF) on activated charcoal (AC)- and polyethylene glycol (PEG)-induced lung injury in rat model.(More)
Nosocomial infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) microorganisms are a common problem around the world, especially in Intensive Care Units. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of colistin therapy in paediatric patients with severe nosocomial infections caused by MDR Gram-negative bacteria. There were 87 episodes in 79(More)
INTRODUCTION The information of discharge criteria in patients with Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is limited. In this study, we aimed to determine the clinical and laboratory parameters used in discharging the patients by the experienced centers. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was done in 9 reference centers of CCHF from May 1, 2015 to December(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) and serum endocan levels. The study included 46 patients with a diagnosis of PTE and control group (25 healthy individuals). Serum endocan levels in all participants' blood samples were measured. The average age of the individuals was 61.76 ± 16.39 years. There(More)
The aim of the study was to describe the characteristics of patients who applied to the Emergency Department (ED) due to submersion injury; to recognize the risk factors, complications, causes of death, and the educational needs of families and caregivers about unsafe environments for submersion; and to develop preventive strategies. All patients were(More)