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Totally 48 cases with diagnosed as community-acquired pneumonia who were treated in intensive care units of two different university hospital included to the study. The mean age of cases was 67.8, 29 were males and 19 females. Glasgow Coma Score (GCS), Acute Physiology Assesment and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II), Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI)(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the relationship between RLS and clinical/laboratory findings of COPD. METHODS One hundred and thirty-four COPD patients without secondary causes of RLS were included. Thirty-nine (29.1%) patients were diagnosed with RLS(More)
OBJECTIVES Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains a globally significant cause of mortality, although COPD mortality varies from country to country, and across different regions within each country. The primary objective of this study was to determine the mortality rates of COPD patients who present with acute respiratory failure (ARF) to a(More)
UNLABELLED In our country quartz is widely used for denim sandblasting and new cases with silicosis are defined. Silicosis is a preventable occupational lung disease caused by inhaled dust containing crystalline silica and no effective treatment for silicosis is available (1). CASE 1: A 23-years old man was admitted to the hospital with dyspnea on effort(More)
PURPOSE Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a life-threatening condition characterized by uncontrolled inflammation and has common clinical and laboratory features with sepsis. The aim of this study was to investigate patients treated with severe sepsis who had bicytopenia for the presence of HLH. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with severe sepsis(More)
Although measles is usually considered a benign viral disease of childhood, adults may be affected at any age and may experience severe respiratory or neurologic consequences. We present three adult cases (one of whom was pregnant) admitted to our University Hospital who were diagnosed to have measles and who had uncommon clinical features such as hepatitis(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to compare the frequency of pleural tuberculosis in patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS Three hundred consecutive patients who were smear positive for pulmonary tuberculosis or isolated pleural tuberculosis were enrolled in the study. Patients' age and smoking status (pack-years) were(More)
Wegener's granulomatosis is a type of vasculitis characterized by necrotizing granulomatosis respiratory tract lesions and necrotising glomerulonephritis. Nasal, lung and renal biopsies and positive antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (c-ANCA) analysis is helpful in diagnosis. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical in prognosis. A 42 years-old male had(More)
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