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There is an increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is a marker that predicts atherosclerotic complications. However, there are contradictory results about the correlation between serum hs-CRP levels and OSA severity. The purpose of this work was(More)
Serum angiotensin converting enzyme activity (ACE), plasma renin activity (PRA), blood pressure (BP), blood pH, blood gases and lung function parameters were measured in patients with emphysema, extrinsic and intrinsic asthma, malignant pulmonary neoplasms, active sarcoidosis and healthy adults. Serum ACE activity was significantly higher in sarcoidosis(More)
Glucose tolerance tests were performed in 80 cases; 30 with active pulmonary tuberculosis, 24 with nonspecific pulmonary infection and 26 controls. The new criteria were used for the diagnosis of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). There was IGT in 4 cases in the tuberculous group, in 3 cases in the nonspecific pulmonary infection group and in none of the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study is conducted to show the relationship between visceral pleural, lymphovascular, and perineural invasion, and other clinicopathologic characteristics and their significance as prognostic factors. METHODS The clinicopathologic characteristics of 289 patients who underwent a potentially curative surgical resection between 2000 and 2009(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to evaluate the outcomes of a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to establish whether in early disease stage PR is as effective as in late stages of disease. METHODS A total of 55 stable COPD patients, 28 with early and 27 with late disease stages, were assessed. Patients(More)
AIM To determine the relationship of pulmonary abnormalities and bowel disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS Thirty ulcerative colitis (UC) and nine Crohn's disease patients, and 20 control subjects were enrolled in this prospective study. Detailed clinical information was obtained. Extent and activity of the bowel disease were(More)
In our study we aimed to examine the sleep structure, oxygenation and breathing pattern in interstitial lung disease (ILD) patients. We also aimed to determine whether relevance between the advanced disease and the sleep disorders exists and whether polysomnography is necessary in those patients. A total of 37 patients were examined in the study and whole(More)
Mutations in HPGD have recently been reported to cause primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (PHO), a rare genetic disease characterized by digital clubbing, pachydermia, and periostosis. We screened HPGD mutations in six patients from three unrelated Turkish families with PHO, in which we showed one previously reported, p.A140P, and one novel, p.M1L,(More)
In this paper, electrical impedance tomography (EIT) ventilation images from a group of 12 patients (11 patients with emphysema and one patient with only chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (chronic bronchitis) and a group of 15 normal subjects were acquired using a Sheffield mark 1 EIT system, at the levels of second, fourth and sixth intercostal(More)
BACKGROUND The use of nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) would be expected to ameliorate dyspnea, ventilatory capacity and exercise tolerance durability in individuals with hypercapnic respiratory failure secondary to restrictive thoracic disease. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the short-term effect of NIPPV on(More)