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To analyze the function of cardiac autonomic regulation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), we enrolled 36 patients with OSAS and divided them according to the apnea hypopnea index (AHI) into 2 groups: Group I (n=19) had mild OSAS (AHI < 20) and Group II (n=17) had severe OSAS (AHI > or = 20). The findings were compared with those of(More)
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a multisystemic disease and extra-articular features may develop as pleuropulmonary involvement. We aimed to show and compare the early and late pleuropulmonary findings of AS and its effects on patients’ daily life by causing dyspnea. The study consisted of 38 patients (33 male, 5 female). All patients met the New York(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS We aimed to determine the effects of adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy (AT) on cardiac functions in children with adenoid and/or tonsillary hypertrophy and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) by using echocardiography with tissue Doppler imaging facility (TDI). METHODS Twenty-nine children with adenoid and/or tonsillary hypertrophy(More)
PURPOSE To determine the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) in order to investigate the possibility of detecting early signs of glaucoma in this population. METHODS A total of 66 consecutive patients admitted for polysomnographic evaluation of suspected OSAS. Patients underwent an overnight(More)
Cephalometry is useful as a screening test for anatomical abnormalities in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). To evaluate comprehensively the cephalo metric features of children with OSAS, with or without adenotonsillar hypertrophy, and to elucidate the relationship between cephalometric variables and apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI)(More)
PURPOSE An increased intima-media thickness (IMT) in the carotid arteries is a marker of generalized atherosclerosis, and it has been associated with a high risk of stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate whether patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) have an increase in atherosclerotic indicators in the carotid arteries. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract. Different genetic and environmental factors are involved in the pathogenesis of asthma (1). The rise in asthma and allergic disease among children is a matter of worldwide concern (2,3). Many authors have argued that the changes in diet may have been an important(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in different countries as estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) vary from 23/100,000 and less in industrialized countries, 191/100,000 in Africa and 237/100,000 in South East Asia. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to analyze the dynamics of TB in the northwest of Turkey, between 1988 and 2001.(More)
Our objective was to investigate the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in 3-11-year-old Turkish children. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Zonguldak, northwestern Turkey. Symptomatic children were identified by using a self-administered questionnaire and were classified into three groups:(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare nasal mucociliary clearance (NMC) functions in coal workers with pneumoconiosis, coal workers without pneumoconiosis and healthy controls by using technetium-99m-labeled macroaggregated albumin rhinoscintigraphy. METHODS Sixty-five of the 86 coal workers were clinically documented as suffering from coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP(More)