Pinar Çelik

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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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS), carotid intima media thickness (IMT), and serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and the possible relationships among them. METHODS Fifty stable COPD patients and 40 healthy controls were included in(More)
Persistent hydropneumothorax was diagnosed in a 62-year-old female with a history of blunt trauma, although she was treated with chest tube and closed underwater seal drainage. Computed tomography and fiberoptic bronchoscopy findings were consistent with "fallen lung" syndrome. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy also found a cavitary lesion at the right(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)
AIMS To investigate the cardiovascular and respiratory effects of topical latanoprost 0.005% and topical betaxolol 0.25% monotherapy in newly diagnosed glaucoma patients. METHODS Fortynewly diagnosed glaucoma patients were enrolled in this prospective, observer-masked, randomized, parallel study. Patients received either latanoprost 0.005% or betaxolol(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)