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INTRODUCTION The differential diagnosis of sarcoidosis creates a challange due to tuberculosis also having lung and lymph node involvement. Because both diseases show granulomatous inflammation, it may not be possible to distinguish tuberculosis and sarcoidosis in pathological specimens. As a result of the complexity in the differential diagnosis of(More)
The association of Takayasu’s arteritis (TAK) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has previously been reported in case series. Microscopic colitis (MC) has IBD-like symptoms with regard to clinical and histopathological feature. We aim to assess the presence of MC in TAK patients in this study. We cross-sectionally assessed TAK patients, between the ages(More)
OBJECTIVE Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a new method for the diagnosis and staging of lung disease, and its use is increasing worldwide. It has been used as a means of diagnosing lung cancer in its initial stages, and there are data supporting its use for the diagnosis of benign lung disease. The aim of this(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations and gastroesophageal reflux (GER) has been investigated less than asthma-GER. We aimed to evaluate the presence of GER in patients with COPD and its impact on exacerbations. METHODS We included 24 patients with stable mild-moderate stage COPD and 19 volunteers(More)
A 70-year-old man was admitted to our clinic with a history of rectal bleeding and constipation, his colonoscopy revealed varicosities and bluish nodular lesions of the rectum (Figure 1). Abdominal CT showed multiple nodular lesions beginning from the distal descending colon and extending to the rectum, calcifications suggesting phleboliths were also seen(More)
In the last issue of Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, we read the article written by Tanriverdi et al. with great interest [1]. In this well-organized study, the authors compared the diagnostic values of procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), and blood neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (N/L ratio) levels in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic(More)
INTRODUCTION The number of studies that target nonpharmacologic treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are increasing because no existing pharmacologic treatment modality for COPD leads to significant improvement in lung function.Positive effects can be observed in patients with COPD using nutritional support alone or as an adjunct to(More)
Fever of unknown (FUO) origin challenges clinical condition. The causes of FUO are diverse: possible etiologies include infectious diseases, chronic granulomatous diseases, malignity, connective tissue disorders and vasculitis. Giant cell arteritis which affects the aorta and its main branches, contributes up to 17% of cases with fever of unknown origin(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of comorbidities in very elderly patients hospitalized as a result of acute respiratory diseases and to analyze sex-specific differences, and to examine the effects of these comorbidities on their treatment outcomes. METHODS A total of 3316 patients were admitted to our pulmonary inpatient(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent articles revealed that an increased main pulmonary artery to ascending aorta ratio (PA/A) in thorax computed tomography (CT) correlated with pulmonary hypertension, and might be linked to a high probability of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations. OBJECTIVES In this study, our aim was to evaluate the clinical(More)