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Anthracotic pigmentation in the bronchial mucosa has been regarded as a bronchoscopic finding of pneumoconiosis or evidence of heavy atmospheric soot. Anthracotic pigmentation with bronchial narrowing or obliteration, surrounded by calcified or noncalcified lymph nodes is typical finding of anthracofibrosis. There is a potential relationship between(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the demographic characteristics and factors determining success in a smoking cessation clinic in smokers who completed a 1-year follow up. METHOD A total of 349 patients were assessed retrospectively. RESULTS There were 238 men (mean age: 41+/-13.5 years) and 111 women (mean age: 37+/-11.9 years) (t-test(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate oxidative stress and thiol/disulfide status with a novel automated homeostasis assay in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS Thirty-five patients with advanced NSCLC, who had been newly diagnosed and previously untreated, and 35 healthy subjects were chosen for the study. We measured(More)
We aimed to investigate the effects of body weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT) on cardio-pulmonary functions and on depression in subjects with incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI). Eight subjects (2 female, 6 male) with incomplete SCI participated in this study. Heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP) and resting pulmonary function parameters were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the findings of gastroesophageal scintigraphy (GES) with late lung imaging in adult patients with chronic cough due to gastroesophageal reflux disease and a group of healthy participants. METHODS Fifty-five patients with chronic cough with reflux symptoms, and a control group of 12 healthy participants were(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the influence of reproductive factors on chronic respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function in a cross-sectional study of premenopausal and postmenopausal women 44-61 years of age. METHODS Self-reported data on respiratory symptoms were obtained from 1082 women. Usable forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV(1)) (2.27(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the relations between the levels of CRP, leukocyte count and ESR on admission and the severity of pneumonia according to the criteria of Turkish Thoracic Society (TTS) and British Thoracic Society (BTS) CAP guidelines. This study included the adult patients with CAP admitted to our clinic between the years 2003-2005. The(More)
Brucellosis remains a world-wide public health problem especially in developing brucellosis remains a world-wide public health problem especially in developing countries. Although involvement of the respiratory system in brucellosis is an acknowledged but rare event, its clinical manifestations and focal complications are often troublesome in making a(More)
Full night polysomnography (PSG) remains the gold standard diagnostic test for the evaluation of sleep and the detection of sleep disorders. The computer-assisted scoring methods have been developed to accelerate the scoring. It is said that there was a concordance up to 80% between these scoring softwares and manual scoring. According to our experiences,(More)
Dear Editor, Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is a sleep disorder characterised by excessive snoring, periodic breathing with repetitive apnoeas, hypopneas, and frequent arousals leading to fragmented sleep. Therapeutic interventions include weight loss, abstinence from alcohol, nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP),(More)
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