Suleyman Savas Hacievliyagil

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Factors determining in-hospital mortality and long-term survival of patients hospitalised with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) are not precisely understood. The aim of the present study was to assess the parameters related to in-hospital mortality and long-term survival after hospitalisation of patients with AECOPD.(More)
BACKGROUND Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide, epidemiological data on COPD is very limited. This study was designed to obtain some baseline data on COPD in the Malatya region of Turkey. METHODS Sixty clusters from urban and rural regions were randomly selected. Ten and(More)
Cytokines are known to be increased in induced sputum in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In this study, the relationship between the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-8 (IL-8), and tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in induced sputum of patients with exacerbation of COPD, and the severity of the disease, pulmonary function(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of and risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD patients hospitalised with an exacerbation were included consecutively. Symptoms, signs and clinical, haematological and epidemiological parameters on admission were noted.(More)
OBJECTIVE Prostacyclin (PGI2) has been shown to inhibit the expression of pro-inflammatory and pro-fibrotic mediators in pulmonary fibrosis. In this study, we aimed to test the preventive effects of intraperitoneally administered iloprost, a stable PGI2 analog, on bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis in rats and to compare the effects of iloprost with the(More)
BACKGROUND A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is not widely recognized as a factor contributing to hypoxemia in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We therefore sought to clarify the prevalence and clinical significance of a PFO in patients with COPD, and to analyze the factors related to its occurrence. METHODS This study included 52(More)
The present study was designed to evaluate the hypothesis that nebulised budesonide (NB) might be an alternative to systemic corticosteroids (SC) in the treatment of patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (ECOPD). Patients hospitalised with ECOPD (n = 159) were randomised into three groups. Group 1 received only standard(More)
INTRODUCTION The stratification of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) using the simplified pulmonary embolism severity index (sPESI) and shock index (SI) does not require any prognostic tools such as biomarkers or echocardiography. OBJECTIVES We compared the ability of the sPESI and SI to predict 30-day and 3-year mortality following PE. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Cigarette smoke with its toxic ingredients leads to chronic inflammations in the airways. OBJECTIVES In this study, the effect of cigarette smoke on the levels of inflammatory markers, interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-8 (IL-8), and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) in induced sputum was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty patients(More)
OBJECTIVES In workers, sensitivity and occupational asthma are known to develop in reaction to the proteolytic enzymes used in the manufacture of detergents. This study was conducted to find out how this sensitivity to the proteolytic enzymes affects respiratory function, excluding occupational asthma. METHODS Workers in the detergent industry ( n = 65)(More)