Nazan Çobanoğlu

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In order to prevent and control non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the 61st World Health Assembly has endorsed an NCD action plan (WHA resolution 61.14). A package for essential NCDs including chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) has also been developed. The Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) is a new but rapidly developing voluntary(More)
Anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) treatment has been a breakthrough in the management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). However, they are associated with a significant risk of tuberculosis. We evaluated JIA patients who received etanercept treatment from an eastern Mediterranean country with moderate tuberculosis frequency. JIA patients under anti-TNF(More)
Over the past 30 years, benzimidazoles have increasingly been used to treat cystic echinococcosis (CE). The efficacy of benzimidazoles, however, remains unclear. We systematically searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, SIGLE, and CCTR to identify studies on benzimidazole treatment outcome. A large heterogeneity of methods in 23 reports precluded a meta-analysis of(More)
Allergen-specific immunotherapy administered by the subcutaneous route was introduced a century ago and has been shown to be effective in the management of allergic rhinitis and asthma. More recently, the sublingual administration of allergen extracts has become popular, especially in European countries, and has also demonstrated efficacy in respiratory(More)
Subcutaneous allergen-specific immunotherapy has long been used in allergic rhinitis and/or asthma and has been recognized to be efficacious. However, owing to the inconvenience of injection and the risk of serious side effects, alternative concepts inspiring the search for effective noninjective routes, namely sublingual administration of allergens, have(More)
To study bone mineral density (BMD) of pre-pubertal cystic fibrosis (CF) children, and its relation with clinical and laboratory parameters, we enrolled 16 CF (8 girls) (4-8 years), and 16 control children (8 girls) (4-8 years). After anthropometric measurements, BMD, serum calcium, phosphorus, total alkaline phosphatase (ALP), 25-hydroxy vitamin D(More)
Ayşe Sayılı*1, MD, Ozgur Tosun2, Nazan Cobanoglu1, Nerin Bahceciler Onder1, Fusun Baba3, Salih Kavukcu1 1Department of Pediatrics, 2Department of Radiology, 3Department of Pathology, Near East University Faculty of Medicine, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Received: Sep 11, 2013; Accepted: Apr 23, 2014; First Online Available: Aug 15, 2014 Dear Editor,(More)
Throughout the world, home mechanical ventilation (HMV) is being increasingly employed to treat patients suffering from chronic respiratory failure. This present study aimed to examine the characteristics and outcomes of 27 children seen in our department over a four-year period who were treated with HMV. The causes of chronic respiratory failure were as(More)
BACKGROUND The ISAAC (the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood) questionnaire has been used to standardize research on the prevalence of asthma in children since 1991. AIM In this Phase I study, the prevalence of asthma, other allergic diseases and atopy was evaluated in North Cyprus. METHODS The ISAAC questionnaire was distributed(More)
We investigated the presence of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) in the serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of 21 cystic fibrosis (CF), 7 idiopathic bronchiectasis (IBR), and 11 control children and the relation between ANCA and any bacteria grown in BALF. Six of the CFs, but none of the IBRs or controls had positive serum cytoplasmic(More)