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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)
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)
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)
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)
The ability to get and keep an erection is important to men for several reasons and the inability is known as erectile dysfunction (ED). ED has started to be accepted as an early indicator of systemic endothelial dysfunction and subsequently of cardiovascular diseases. The role of NO in endothelial relaxation and erectile function is well accepted. The(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)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the patients with acute amitriptyline poisoning and investigate predictive factors for the development of life-threatening complications. METHODS Demographics, clinical, laboratory, and electrocardiographic (ECG) findings of 250 patients were evaluated retrospectively. Predictive parameters for the(More)
PURPOSE To investigate predictive powers of S100B and cell-free DNA (cfDNA) levels in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) who have with intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) for prognosis. METHODS Ninety-nine patients diagnosed with ICH were included in the study. The blood samples were drawn on the day of admittance to ICU and again on the third day.(More)