Nilgün Yılmaz Demirci

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INTRODUCTION This study is aimed to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Assessment Test (CAT) in seven centers. MATERIALS AND METHODS 321 patients between 4-75 years of age, diagnosed and staged by Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2011 criteria were included. The(More)
Introduction Inhaled medications are used in chronic airway disease including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and give the opportunity of low doses, lower side effects, and fast effectiveness. Inhaler devices are frequently used incorrectly by patients. Today, it is generally accepted that poor device use is one of the reasons for poor disease(More)
Bronchodilator drugs are widely used therapeutic agents for treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In order to mantain bronchodilation, both sympathetic system (particularly beta-2 receptors) activation and parasympathetic system inhibition (antimuscarinic effect) mechanisms are utilized. Over 20 years, there were no(More)
INTRODUCTION The importance of the evaluation of health status in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is recently highlighted in many studies. In this study, we aimed to test the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of St. George Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ). MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted in seven centers in Turkey.(More)
Pneumopericardium (PPC) is a rare but potentially serious condition that is defined as the presence of air-fluid level in the pericardial sac. It may ocur spontaneously or may be associated with invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, bronchospasm, esophageal disorders and other problems (1). We describe a case of incidentally detected spontaneous(More)
OBJECTIVE Organizing pneumonia (OP) is a rare lung condition that is characterized by the presence of polypoid tissues due to fibroblastic plugs within respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts and sacs. The three main radiologic patterns of OP include typical, solitary-focal and infiltrative forms. The maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) on positron(More)
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