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Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are both characterized by the presence of airflow obstruction. Both diseases are not rare in the elderly population. Distinguishing between these diseases is difficult and may be impossible in some older patients. The aim of the study was to investigate clinical and functional characteristics and the(More)
Lung hyperinflation is a consequence of airway obstruction, increased airway resistance and compliance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which may result in respiratory muscle fatigue and deterioration of gas transfer. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of hyperinflation on respiratory muscles, gas transfer(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with asthma incur the risk of steroid-induced myopathy, which is a well-known side effect of treatment with corticosteroids. However, the adverse effect of long-term steroid treatment on respiratory muscle function remains controversial. OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate the effects of long-term moderate dose of systemic corticosteroids(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. Aims of this prospective study are to evaluate degree of impairment in pulmonary function tests (PFT), arterial blood gas analysis (ABG), respiratory muscle strength, exercise capacity and correlation of these parameters with radiological stages; to further(More)
UNLABELLED Although there are a lot of physiologic tests to evaluate the preoperative cardio-pulmonary reserve in the patients who candidate lung resection, there is no a single gold standard test to suggest the postoperative pulmonary complications. In this study, we researched the importance of the exercise testing in the evaluation preoperative(More)
Dyspnea defined as an uncomfortable sensation of breathing is the main cause of disability in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. There is evidence that the underlying mechanisms of dyspnea are multifactorial. The aim of this study was to investigate these mechanisms causing dyspnea in COPD patients and the relationship between functional(More)
The pathophysiology of upper-airway obstruction (UAO) is complex. Possible causes of UAO that may lead to acute respiratory failure, are as follows: infections like acute epiglottitis and croup, obstructing tumors in the base of the tongue, larynx or hypopharynx, aspirated food or liquid contents, obesity and anatomical variations. Management changes(More)
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