Nezih Ozdemir

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Pulmonary hydatid cysts remain a significant health problem in endemic regions like Turkey. Here, we present our surgical experience in patients with pulmonary hydatid cysts. Between January 1985 and January 2001, 1118 operations were performed in 1032 patients (528 males, 504 females; mean age 32.7 years; range 1-87 years) with pulmonary hydatid cysts in(More)
BACKGROUND Bronchiectasis is usually caused by pulmonary infections and bronchial obstruction. It is still a serious problem in developing countries as our country. We reviewed the morbidity and mortality rates and outcome of surgical treatment for bronchiectasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1990 and 2000, 166 patients (92 female and 74 male patients)(More)
Over the last decade, there has been a major decline in the prevalence of smoking among Western populations whilst in most developing countries there is a serious health problem of increasing smoking prevalence, especially among young age groups. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of smoking among university students in Eskisehir in(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate the therapeutic activity and toxicity of combination chemoimmunotherapy with cisplatin, mitomycin, and interferon (IFN)-alpha2a, by comparing the responses in a group of patients with diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma (DMPM) to the responses in a control group of DMPM patients given supportive care alone. DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVE Morgagni hernia is an uncommon type of diaphragmatic hernias. Numerous approaches have been described and, particularly the significance of laparatomy has been emphasized as an operative technique. We present our experience on patients with Morgagni hernia operated on via transthoracic approach in our department. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent thoracotomies regardless of the cause are not a rare occurrence. However, each thoracotomy results in adhesion to some extent. This adhesions increase morbidity and mortality presents a significant inconvenience for surgeons and prolongs the length of operations. OBJECTIVE We investigated the efficacy of Prevadh®, an anti-adhesion(More)
OBJECTIVE Our goal was to determine the sensitivity of CT-guided closed pleural needle biopsy (CPNB) for the histopathologic diagnosis of diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma (DMPM). MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty patients with DMPM were studied with CT-guided CPNB. Tumor specimens were classified according to their cell types. RESULTS In 25 (83.3%)(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the diagnostic efficacy of telomerase activity for discrimination of malignant and benign pleural effusions. Pleural effusions were collected from 109 consecutive patients in whom the diagnosis was confirmed with cytological and/or histological examinations. Cytological samples were classified as malignant(More)
Asbestos-related benign and malignant pleural diseases are endemic in some rural parts of central Turkey because of environmental exposure to asbestos fibres. We report here epidemiological data on 113 patients with diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma (DMPM) diagnosed in our clinic in Eskişehir, located in central Turkey. Of the 113 patients, 59 were men(More)
We report a 58-year-old male patient presenting with a 1-year history of presternal swelling and pain. Plain radiography revealed increased soft tissue density anterior to the body of the sternum, which showed cortical sclerosis. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated ring-enhancing hypodense soft tissue masses surrounding the sternum, whose anterior and(More)