Yavuz Havlucu

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This study aims to investigate the possibility of additional value of leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTA) on dyspnea score, arterial blood gases (ABG), pulmonary function tests (PFTs), and quality of life (St. George QoL) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. In this randomized, prospective, single-blind, and controlled study, 117(More)
BACKGROUND Many etiologies causing pulmonary hypertension (PH) have been reported, and one of the background disease seen with patients with PH is chronic renal failure (CRF); however, the pathogenesis of PH in this group of patients is not explained satisfactorily. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to evaluate the incidence of unexplained PH among(More)
BACKGROUND Although high antituberculosis (anti-TB) drug resistance rates have been reported in Turkey, the clinical characteristics and implications for the outcome of anti-TB treatment have not been fully investigated. We determined the prevalence of anti-TB drug resistance and examined demographic data, clinical characteristics and treatment outcome in(More)
Quality of life (QoL) is being recognized as an important outcome when evaluating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. This study aims at identifying the relation between QoL parameters and mortality and morbidity in COPD patients by using the St. George Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ). In this prospective study, 251 COPD patients as(More)
AIM The early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer are important for the prognosis of patients with lung cancer. This study was undertaken to investigate patient and doctor delays in the diagnosis and treatment of NSCLC and the factors affecting these delays. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 1016 patients, including 926 (91.1%) males and 90 (8.9%)(More)
Flagellated protozoa that cause bronchopulmonary symptoms in humans are commonly neglected. These protozoal forms which were presumed to be "flagellated protozoa" have been previously identified in immunosuppressed patients in a number of studies, but have not been certainly classified so far. Since no human cases of bronchopulmonary flagellated protozoa(More)
Spontaneous tension haemopneumothorax is a very rare condition. Forty two-year- old male patient who applied with sudden onset of dyspnea, chest pain was tachypneic, tachycardic, cyanotic and hypotensive. This is the second case of spontaneous tension haemopneumothorax in English literature, according to our knowledge. We present this case because of being(More)
INTRODUCTION Awareness of the healthcare providers on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in our country and all over the world, and on pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) which plays an important role in its nonpharmacological treatment will provide effectiveness in diagnosis and treatment of COPD.(More)
In this study, effect of long term smoking on sensitivity of cough reflex was investigated. Healthy, current smoker male and female was evaluated by capsaicin cough challenge test and they were compared with healthy, non-smoker persons with similar age and gender, prospectively. In current smokers, there were 50 male and 39 female, in non-smoker control(More)