Zafer Hasan Ali Sak

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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) has any effect on pulmonary artery stiffness (PAS) derived from echocardiographic calculation. METHODS Fifty-two patients with newly diagnosed OSAS and forty-two subjects without OSAS matched by age and sex were enrolled in the study. OSAS was categorized according to apnea hypopnea(More)
Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) is a disease with unknown etiology, characterized by peripheral blood eosinophilia and abnormal eosinophil accumulation in the lungs. A 43-year-old male with 30 years history of exposure to isocyanates was admitted with the complaint of sputum, cough, progressive dyspnoea, and weight loss. Physical examination revealed(More)
Free air or gas in mediastinum is defined as pneumomediastinum. This is a rare condition which orginates from over distention of alveolus and alveolar rupture by barotrauma. A 6-year-old boy was admitted to our department with sudden onset, swelling of neck and face that developed during drinking water from tap by using his mouth. Physical examination(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, the associations between pulmonary artery stiffness (PAS) and aortic stiffness, left ventricular diastolic parameters, and left ventricular mass (LVM) index in moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) patients without coexisting disorders were investigated. METHODS A total of 66 non-diabetic, non-hypertensive,(More)
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