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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The mammalian heart synthesises and secretes B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), which has potent diuretic, natriuretic and vascular smooth muscle-relaxing effects as well as complex interactions with the hormonal and nervous systems. Recent studies described that BNP was acute phase reactant. In this study, we aimed to evaluate BNP levels in patients with(More)
Pulmonary complications, mainly hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS), are frequently observed in liver cirrhosis. In this study, the aim was to investigate the frequency of hypoxemia and impairment of pulmonary function tests (PFT) in patients with liver cirrhosis and to examine the relationships of these impairments with liver failure. A total of 39 patients(More)