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This study aims to investigate the possibility of additional value of leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTA) on dyspnea score, arterial blood gases (ABG), pulmonary function tests (PFTs), and quality of life (St. George QoL) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. In this randomized, prospective, single-blind, and controlled study, 117(More)
BACKGROUND Many etiologies causing pulmonary hypertension (PH) have been reported, and one of the background disease seen with patients with PH is chronic renal failure (CRF); however, the pathogenesis of PH in this group of patients is not explained satisfactorily. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to evaluate the incidence of unexplained PH among(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic diseases co-occur in many patients. There is no published population-based epidemiologic study about allergic diseases in Turkey. OBJECTIVE The aim of this population-based study was to investigate the prevalence of allergic eczema, allergic rhinitis, and asthma and their co-occurence in Manisa. METHODS The sample size was calculated(More)
The present study was performed to further evaluate the contribution of antimuscarinic activity and hypoglycaemia to the development of scopolamine-induced convulsions in fasted mice after food intake. The effects of anticonvulsant drugs on convulsions were also evaluated. Antimuscarinic drugs atropine (3 mg/kg) and biperiden (10 mg/kg) were given(More)
BACKGROUND Although high antituberculosis (anti-TB) drug resistance rates have been reported in Turkey, the clinical characteristics and implications for the outcome of anti-TB treatment have not been fully investigated. We determined the prevalence of anti-TB drug resistance and examined demographic data, clinical characteristics and treatment outcome in(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to determine the perfusion differences according to the histological type, stage, volume and prognoses in the non-small cell carcinoma by thorax perfusion CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-four non-small cell carcinoma patients were included in the study. Thorax perfusion CT was done to evaluate the tumors in terms of perfusion(More)
This study is aimed to evaluate the incidence of silicosis and the relation of it with personal and work-related factors among workers exposed to silica in ceramic factory. Workers were evaluated by respiratory symptoms, physical examination, pulmonary function and radiological findings. Occupational and Enviromental Pulmonary Disease Evaluation(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND We aimed to investigate the factors affecting the interval from the beginning of the symptoms until diagnosis and treatment in patients with lung cancer. METHODS Records of 119 lung cancer patients diagnosed in our pulmonary diseases clinic between 2004 and 2006 were evaluated retrospectively. Demographic data, histopathological tumor(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of asthma and allergic symptoms in Manisa city center, Turkey, to evaluate the determinants effective on those values, and to review the prevalence rates reported from different parts of the country. Data were collected from 610 households and complete interviews were conducted with 1,336 adults over 18(More)
Quality of life (QoL) is being recognized as an important outcome when evaluating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. This study aims at identifying the relation between QoL parameters and mortality and morbidity in COPD patients by using the St. George Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ). In this prospective study, 251 COPD patients as(More)