Tekin Yildiz

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BACKGROUND Better and more rapid tests are needed for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusion (TPE), given the known limitations of conventional diagnostic tests. OBJECTIVES To estimate diagnostic accuracy of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) test (and its components) using data-derived cutoffs in pleural fluid. METHODS The QFT-GIT test(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate the quality of life, depression and anxiety in patients with silicosis due to denim sandblasting. This study was conducted on 50 young male patients with silicosis and 30 controls. A socio-demographic data form, Short Form-36 (SF-36), the Beck depression inventory (BDI) and the Beck anxiety inventory (BAI) were used to(More)
AIM Patients in chronic renal failure suffer impaired cellular immunity and have an increased risk of tuberculosis (TB). Our aim in this multicenter study was to determine the incidence of TB and to evaluate latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in hemodialysis patients. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated the frequency of TB in 779 dialysis patients at(More)
BACKGROUND Denim sandblasting is as a novel cause of silicosis in Turkey, with reports of a recent increase in cases and fatal outcomes. We aimed to describe the radiological features of patients exposed to silica during denim sandblasting and define factors related to the development of silicosis. METHODS Sixty consecutive men with a history of exposure(More)
Results: COPD was found in 18.1% (63/348 subjects) of the smokers aged ≥40 years. In these 63 subjects, based on spirometry results, the rate of mild and moderate airflow limitation was 23.8% (15/63) and 76.2% (48/63), respectively. Of the 63, 60 (95%) had no previous diagnosis of COPD. After we had accounted for known risk factors for the development of(More)
It is known that many malignant and benign pleural diseases occur due to environmental exposure to mineral fibers. Calcified pleural plaque (CPP) is an important sign of asbestos exposure on chest radiographic examination. To study the possible change in the prevalence of CPP and diffuse pleural thickening 3 decades after cessation of asbestos exposure. CPP(More)
1 Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır, 2 Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Psikiyatri Anabilim Dalı, Eskişehir, 3 Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Psikiyatri Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır, 4 Özel Mardinpark Hastanesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Kliniği, Mardin, 5 Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji(More)
PURPOSE The study was planned to review the experiences of patients in the intensive care units (ICUs) and determine their states of awareness following an emergency or elective cardiac surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a multicenter and descriptive study. Approval was granted by the Institutional Ethics Committee and informed consent for(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking is one of the most serious health care issues worldwide, as one third to one half of all people who smoke eventually use tobacco habitually. Chronic smoke exposure causes airway and lung parenchymal inflammation and the destruction of alveolar cell walls. Statins may have anti-inflammatory effects that would play a role in preventing the(More)
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