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BACKGROUND Admitting patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) to the ICU is controversial, due to their associated high mortality when they require invasive mechanical ventilation. We aimed to determine the risk factors for mortality in ILD patients requiring ICU support due to acute respiratory failure. METHODS An observational cohort study was(More)
AIM To evaluate kyphoscoliosis patients with chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure (CHRF) using the six minute walk test (6MWT) distance (6MWD) and cardio-pulmonary function tests. METHOD This prospective cross-sectional study was carried out in a tertiary training and research hospital in Turkey. Kyphoscoliosis patients with CHRF on home mechanical(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Severe sepsis is a primary cause of morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU). Numerous biomarkers have been assessed to predict outcome and CRP is widely used. However, the relevance for mortality risk of the CRP level and the day when it is measured have not been well studied. We aimed to assess whether initial(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate the ICU management and long-term outcomes of kyphoscoliosis patients with respiratory failure. METHODS A retrospective observational cohort study was performed in a respiratory ICU and outpatient clinic from 2002-2011. We enrolled all kyphoscoliosis patients admitted to the ICU and followed-up at regular intervals after(More)
We aimed to establish that a bronchoscopic view can be as reliable as microbiology, and support an empirical tracheobronchial fungal infection (TBFI) treatment decision. We retrospectively studied 95 respiratory failure patients with suspected TBFI admitted to the intensive-care unit (ICU) in 2008 with sticky secretions, hyperaemic mucosa, and whitish(More)
OBJECTIVE Unlike seasonal influenza, seen in previous years, the strain identified in the 2009 influenza-A pandemic involved high mortality. In this study, prognostic factors and general characteristics of pneumonia cases developed in Turkey during the H1N1 pandemic between October 2009 and January 2010 were analyzed. STUDY DESIGN Multicenter(More)
INTRODUCTION Multiorgan failure (MOF) is a primary cause of morbidity and mortality in sepsis patients in intensive care units (ICU). Finding risk factors and solving preventable problems of MOF in patients who have sepsis can be a favourable step for decreasing mortality. We aimed to examine multiorgan failure and mortality related risk factors in(More)
We report a case of 25-year-old woman with severe tracheobronchial necrosis caused by chlorine released from a mixture household cleaning agents. She subsequently exposed benzene while she was fixing the seats with benzene containing gum. The case was found interesting with its history, delayed diagnosis, bronchoscopic features, and fatal outcome. We(More)
Aim Increased dyspnea, sputum volume, and purulence are subjective symptoms in COPD patients. To diagnose COPD exacerbations with chronic respiratory failure (CRF) and to assess the requirement for antibiotic treatment, physicians require more objective criteria. We aimed to investigate whether neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) can be used as an(More)
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) assists breathing and thus improves oxygenation in patients with Kyphoscoliosis. The benefits of short- and long-term intermittent nocturnal in such patients have been reported previously (improvement of vital capacity, total lung capacity, muscle strength, daytime oxygenation, exercise capacity, and pulmonary hypertension).(More)