Asiye Kanbay

Istanbul Medical University, İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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    ABSTRACT: Introdução Foram publicados alguns resultados contraditórios sobre a relação entre o polimorfismo do gene TNF-α -308 e a doença pulmonar obstrutiva crónica (DPOC). O objectivo deste estudo foi determinar se o polimorfismo do gene TNF-α -308 estava associado à DPOC ligada ao tabagismo e se foi associado aos parâmetros de função pulmonar (PFTs), índice de massa corporal (IMC), e prognóstico. Métodos Estudámos as frequências do polimorfismo do gene TNF-α -308 em 90 indivíduos do sexo masculino (60 indivíduos com DPOC e 30 fumadores saudáveis) numa população caucasiana. Resultados Não houve uma diferença significativa na frequência de polimorfismos genéticos G/G e G/A no grupo de DPOC, em comparação com o grupo de controlo (p>0,05). Comparámos os doentes com DPOC como polimorfismo genético G/A e polimorfismo genético G/G; os PFTs (parâmetros de função pulmonar) e o IMC (índice de massa corporal) antes e depois de um ano não eram estatisticamente significativos (p>0,05). Da mesma forma, os dados de agravamento e hospitalização dos doentes com DPOC não eram significativos entre estes grupos. Conclusão Em conclusão, não existiu uma diferença entre o grupo com DPOC ligada ao tabagismo e o grupo de controlo, de acordo com o polimorfismo do gene TNF α -308, numa população caucasiana. Além disso, foi mostrado que determinantes importantes do prognóstico da DPOC, tal como VEMS, IMC, exacerbações da DPOC e hospitalização não estavam associados ao polimorfismo do gene TNF-α -308.
    Revista portuguesa de pneumologia 12/2014; · 0.86 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: There is a strong relationship between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Chronic intermittent hypoxia, inflammation, oxidative stress, and endothelial dysfunction may constitute etiologic mechanisms, linking OSAS to CVD. Inflammation play an important role in the development of CVD. Platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) is a new biomarker showing inflammation. No previous study has ever investigated the association between PLR, CVD and OSAS severity in patients with OSAS. This study was designed to investigate the association between PLR and CVD in patients with OSAS, and relationship between severity of OSAS, polysomnographic parameters and PLR. This was a cohort study in which patients who had undergone a full night polysomnoraphy for diagnosis of OSA were recruited. Patients were divided according to their apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) scores into OSAS negative (Group 1: AHI < 5), mild (Group 2: AHI, 5-15), moderate (Group 3:AHI,15-30), and severe OSAS (Group 4: AHI > 30) groups. The presence of heart failure, coronary artery disease or arrhythmia was defined as CVD. A total of 424 patients were included in this study. There were 57, 93, 82, and 192 patients in Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively. PLR were significantly different between groups (Group 1: 87.38; Group 2: 95.07; Group 3: 97.01, Group 4: 126.9, P < 0.05). PLR were significantly correlated with AHI, oxygen desaturation index, average and minimum O2 saturation values (P < 0.05). Values of PLR were significantly higher in patients with CVD compared with those without. Multiple regression analysis demonstrated that PLR is an independent predictor of CVD. PLR cut-off value for demonstrating the presence of CVD is higher than 108.56. In the light oh findings, PLR is strongly associated with the severity of OSAS and cardiovascular disease in OSAS patients. PLR might be used as a biomarker to predict CVD in OSAS patients.
    Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis 07/2014; · 1.99 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Some conflicting results have been published about the relationship between TNF-α-308 gene polymorphism and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this study was to determine whether TNF-α-308 gene polymorphism was associated with smoking-related COPD and whether it was associated with pulmonary function parameters (PFTs), body mass index (BMI), and prognosis. We studied the frequencies of TNF-α-308 gene polymorphism in 90 male subjects (60 subjects with COPD and 30 healthy smokers) in a Caucasian population. There was no significant difference in the frequency of G/G and G/A gene polymorphisms in the COPD group compared with control subjects (p>0.05). We compared COPD patients as G/A gene polymorphism and G/G gene polymorphism; the PFTs and BMI before and after one year were not statistically significant (p>0.05). Also, the exacerbation and hospitalization data of COPD patients were not significant between these groups. In conclusion, there was no difference between smoking-related COPD and the control group according to TNF α-308 gene polymorphism in a Caucasian population. In addition, it was shown that important determinants of prognosis of COPD such as FEV1, BMI, COPD exacerbation and hospitalization were not associated with TNF-α-308 gene polymorphism.
    Revista portuguesa de pneumologia 05/2014; · 0.86 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: SleepSESSION TYPE: Slide PresentationsPRESENTED ON: Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM - 11:45 AMPURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is now considered as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease. Although uric acid is increasingly being implicated in CV morbidity and mortality, no study attempted to determine independent role of uric acid in CV morbidity of OSA patients. We aimed to assess the role of serum uric acid as a potential mechanism of CV morbidity in a nonselected cohort of OSA patients. This was a cohort study in which patients who had undergone a formal sleep study for diagnosis of OSA were recruited. Included patients were grouped according to apne-hypopnea index (AHI) as mild, moderate and severe OSA. Patients with AHI<5 served as control group. Patients were interrogated as to cardiovascular morbid conditions which included prior history and an established diagnosis of coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular accident, congestive heart failure due to coronary artery disease and arrhythmias. 436 OSA patients included (72 controls, 97 with mild, 75 with moderate, and 192 with severe OSA). The severe group also had higher serum uric acid level compared with the control and other OSA groups. Linear regression showed that the Ln Uric Acid was positively associated with Ln AHI score. In unadjusted logistic regression, severe OSA was associated with higher odds of a cardiovascular event, OR= 2.81 (1.307-6.041), p = 0.0081 while the other categories of sleep apnea were not. However, severe OSA was no longer significant after adjusting for age, gender, diabetes mellitus status, hypertension status, BMI, and smoking, OR = 1.882 (0.826-4.287), p = 0.1322. Uric Acid was significantly higher in those who had a cardiovascular event even in the mild, moderate and severe OSA groups. Hyperuricemia is strongly associated with cardiovascular disease in OSA patients. This strong relationship persists even after controlling for well-known traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Hyperuricemia is an independent risk factor for development of cardiovascular disease in sleep apnea. Richard Johnson: Grant monies (from sources other than industry): NIH The following authors have nothing to disclose: Asiye Kanbay, Handan Inonu, Yalcin Solak, Abdulsamet Erden, Emine Uslu, Sevgi Yuksel, Mehmet Ozturk, Kim McFann, Mehmet KanbayNo Product/Research Disclosure Information.
    Chest 03/2014; 145(3 Suppl):607A. · 7.13 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Clinical and experimental studies revealed that sleep apnea might be an insidious risk factor for the progression of kidney disease and development of cardiovascular events by exacerbating well-known risk factors, namely hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity. Furthermore, sleep apnea also has a negative impact on endothelial function. Therefore, sleep apnea might be defined as a new cardiorenal risk factor. In this review, we aimed to summarize the evidences supporting the complex inter-relations between sleep apnea and development and progression of chronic kidney disease.
    Clinical and Experimental Hypertension 01/2014; · 1.46 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an uncommon tumor derived from mesothelial lining cells. MPM has been described as an insidious neoplasm because of its long latency period. The tumor is typically found in patients several decades after asbestos exposure. We herein describe a 26-year-old patient with MPM who presented with pleural effusion. The patient had not been exposed to asbestos or erionite. There are few case reports of non-asbestos-related MPM in young patients. We report this case to remind physicians to consider MPM in the differential diagnosis of pleural effusion in young patients without exposure to asbestos or erionitis.
    Internal Medicine 01/2014; 53(17):1977-9. · 0.97 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Early diagnosis is the key point in the management of acute pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). There are no reports in the literature comparing the serum cystatin C levels in patients with acute PTE and normal volunteers. Therefore, in this study, we analyzed 50 patients with acute PTE and 45 healthy volunteers with normal renal function. The serum cystatin C level was significantly higher in the PTE group than in the non-PTE group (1.08 mg/dL [interquantile range (IQR) 0.79-1.56] and 0.85 mg/dL [IQR 0.77-1.03], respectively, P = .017). When determining the presence of PTE, the highest value of sensitivity and specificity was set at a cutoff value of 1.15 mg/dL with 93.3% specificity, 46.0% sensitivity, 88.5% positive predictive value, and 60.9% negative predictive value. In the multivariate model, cystatin C was significantly associated with the presence of PTE (odds ratio: 12.34, 95% CI 2.64-57.75). In conclusion, cystatin C may be an indicator of acute PTE in patients with normal renal function.
    Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis 11/2013; · 1.58 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is an infection often occurring in neutropenic patients and has high mortality rates. In recent years, it has been reported that the incidence of IPA has also increased in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical and demographic characteristics and treatment responses of IPA in patients with COPD. Seventy-one patients with a positive culture of Aspergillus from lower respiratory tract samples were examined retrospectively. Eleven (15.4%) of these patients, affected with grade 3 or 4 COPD, had IPA. Aspergillus hyphae were detected in lung biopsy in three (27.3%) out of 11 patients and defined as proven IPA; a pathological sample was not taken in the other eight (72.7%) patients, and these were defined as probable IPA. Aspergillus isolates were identified as six cases of Aspergillusfumigatus and three of Aspergillusniger in nine patients, while two isolates were not identified at species level. While five patients required intensive care unit admission, four of them received mechanical ventilation. The most common finding on chest X-ray and computed tomography (CT) (respectively 63.6%, 72.7%) was infiltration. Amphotericin B was the initial drug of choice in all patients and five patients were discharged with oral voriconazole after amphotericin B therapy. Six patients (54.5%) died before treatment was completed. IPA should be taken into account in the differential diagnosis particularly in patients with severe and very severe COPD presenting with dyspnea exacerbation, poor clinical status, and a new pulmonary infiltrate under treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics and steroids.
    Multidisciplinary respiratory medicine 09/2013; 8(1):59. · 0.05 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Intrathoracic lymphadenopathy usually occurs as a result of neoplasm, granulomatous diseases, infections or reactive hyperplasia. Conventional transbronchial needle aspiration (C-TBNA) is a cheap and safe procedure for diagnosing intrathoracic lymphadenopathy. The aim of this study was to assess the learning curve and diagnostic accuracy of C-TBNA after an observational education program. In the present study, we retrospectively evaluated our first 62 C-TBNA procedures at Erciyes University between May 2012 and December 2012 after an observational education program. The first 31 patients were defined as group A, and the second 31 patients as group B. One hundred and seven lymph nodes were sampled in 62 patients by C-TBNA. Adequate lymph node samples were obtained in 52 of the 62 patients (83.8%). In these 52 patients, two patients had a diagnosis of "suspicious of malignancy" by C-TBNA and these patients were excluded from the analysis. In the remaining 50 cases who had adequate results, the sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV and diagnostic accuracy per patient were 80.6%, 92.9%, 96.7%, 65.0% and 84.0% respectively. The diagnostic accuracy rates of C-TBNA for Group A and B were 72.0% (18 / 25 ) and 96.0 % (24 / 25) and the difference was statistically significant (p<0.05). C-TBNA is a useful diagnostic procedure for sampling intrathoracic lymphadenopathies and masses which are adjacent to the bronchial system. An observational education program is helpful for learning C-TBNA. The diagnostic yield improves in time and approximately 30 procedures may be sufficient to achieve successful results.
    The Clinical Respiratory Journal 07/2013; · 1.66 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is an independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular events and hypertension. Mean platelet volume (MPV), an indicator of platelet activation and aggregation, is closely related with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). We aimed to show the relationship between OSAS and MPV with CVD. The medical records of 205 patients who were admitted to the sleep study were evaluated. OSAS was diagnosed by polysomnography if the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) was greater than 5. MPV was calculated from blood samples. According to AHI, individuals in whom AHI was less than 5 were recruited as the control group, those in whom AHI was 5-15 as the mild OSAS group, those in whom AHI was equal to 15-30 as the moderate OSAS group, and those in whom AHI was greater than 30 as the severe OSAS group. Of the patients, 137 (67%) were men and 68 (33%) were women; the mean age was 53.0 ± 14.1 years. There were 35 (17%), 20 (10.2%), 42 (20.4%), and 108 (52.6%) participants in groups 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively. There were significant differences in terms of coronary artery disease and hypertension between all groups (P < 0.05). There was a significant association between the severity of OSAS and MPV in groups 3 and 4, whereas there was not any association in groups 1 and 2 (group 1 = 9.3 ± 0.7, group 2 = 9.4 ± 0.8, group 3 = 9.5 ± 1.1, group 4 = 10.2 ± 1.2; P for trend 0.03). We showed that MPV was significantly increased in patients with OSAS, which is an independent risk factor for CVD. Therefore, MPV could be used as a marker to predict CVD in OSAS.
    Blood coagulation & fibrinolysis: an international journal in haemostasis and thrombosis 07/2013; 24(5):532-536. · 1.25 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Anaphylaxis have been documented as adverse effects of ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, norfloxacin, levofloxacin, and moxifloxacin. However resistant and biphasic anaphlylactic reactions to gemifloxacin have not been reported to date. Management of severe anaphylaxis in the elderly can be complicated by concurrent medications such as beta (β) adrenergic, alpha (α) adrenergic blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. We report here in the case of a 60-year-old male who was taking on ACE inhibitor, α and β blockers and experienced a severe, resistant and biphasic anaphlylactic reaction to gemifloxacin mesylate.
    Asia Pacific allergy. 10/2012; 2(4):280-2.
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    ABSTRACT: Helicobacter pylori (HP) is recognized as a common chronic human bacterial infection and is the most common cause of gastritis. Recent studies suggest an increased HP prevalence in patients with various extra-digestive inflammatory diseases. Since many respiratory diseases are characterized by chronic inflammation as well as increased immune response, and HP may enter the nasopharyngeal cavity by gastroesophageal reflux, an association between respiratory disorders and HP infection has been suggested. Several studies discover HP in clinical samples from the patients with upper respiratory system infections. Even some of them revealed a relief after the treatment directed to HP eradication. However some studies do not support this theory and whether this association means a definite proof of a causal relationship between HP and respiratory diseases needs to be clarified. In this study, we aimed to review the reports about the role of HP in upper respiratory system infections.
    Current Infectious Disease Reports 04/2012; 14(2):128-36.
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Background. Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that involves multiple organ systems. Many studies have shown a strong relationship between inflammation and atherosclerosis. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between elastic properties of the aorta and the duration of the disease in patients with sarcoidosis. Method. The study population included 52 patients with sarcoidosis (22 men, mean age = 42.7 ± 10.7 years, and mean disease duration = 38.8 ± 10.8 months) and 50 healthy control subjects (18 men, and mean age = 42.0 ± 8.0 years). Aortic stiffness (β) index, aortic strain (AoS) and aortic distensibility (AoD) were calculated from the aortic diameters measured by transthoracic echocardiography and blood pressure obtained by sphygmomanometer. Cardiac functions were determined by using routine echocardiographic evaluation consist of standard two-dimensional and conventional Doppler and tissue Doppler imaging. Results. The conventional echocardiographic parameters were similar between patients and controls. There were significant differences between the control and the patient groups in β index (1.63 ± 0.55 vs 2.44 ± 1.54, p = 0.001), AoS (15.61 ± 5.69 vs 10.93 ± 4.11%, p < 0.001) and AoD (6.35 ± 2.64 vs 4.66 ± 1.98, 10 (-6) cm(2)/dyn, p = 0.001). There were statistically significant negative correlations between the disease duration and AoD (r = -0.46, p = 0.01) and AoS (r= -0.44, p = 0.002), whereas there was a positive correlation between the disease duration and β index (r = 0.37, p = 0.01). In multivariate analysis, disease duration was significantly related with AoD, AoS and β index (respectively, RR = 3.28, p = 0.002; RR = 3.03, p = 0.004; RR = 2.39, p = 0.02). Conclusion. We observed that elastic properties of the aorta alter in patients with sarcoidosis. We also have demonstrated a statistically significant correlation between aortic elastic properties and the disease duration.
    Blood pressure 02/2012; 21(5):286-92. · 1.26 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study is to evaluate the plasma total homocysteine level in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) and to investigate the effect of different risk factors on plasma levels. Ninety-three-patients with VTE and 37-control participants diagnosed with other than VTE were included in the study. Plasma homocysteine levels and the factors affecting plasma homocysteine levels were evaluated. Plasma homocysteine level was higher among patients with VTE compared to the controls independent from vitamin B12 and folate levels. The prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia in VTE was 63%. Plasma homocysteine level was higher in patients with PE than deep venous thrombosis (DVT; 23 ± 13.7 vs 16 ± 5.8 μmol/L, P = .018). With regression analysis hyperhomocysteinemia was found to be associated with a 4.8-fold increased risk of VTE. Hyperhomocysteinemia is a common and possibly modifiable risk factor that should be considered when screening patients with VTE. Secondary causes of hyperhomocysteinemia especially vitamin B12 deficiency should be monitored in patients with VTE to prevent recurrences.
    Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis 10/2011; 17(5):487-93. · 1.58 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Presence of high fever may cause confusion in differential diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) versus pneumonia. The aim of this study is to investigate the diagnostic value of serum procalcitonin (PCT) in differential diagnosis of PE and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). A total of 24 patients with proven PE and 22 patients with CAP were included in the study. The study population was subdivided as PE patients with fever (group 1, n = 8) and without fever (group 2, n = 16); and CAP (group 3, n = 22). Serum PCT and systemic inflammatory markers were measured at the initial diagnosis and the third day of the treatment. The relation of PCT level with the other systemic inflammatory markers was investigated in each measurement point. The initial mean serum PCT level in group 3 (2.24 ± 0.99 ng/mL) was statistically higher than group 1 (0.48 ± 0.77 ng/mL) and group 2 (0.14 ± 0.17 ng/mL; P = .000, .000, respectively). Procalcitonin level at the initial (2.24 ± 0.99 ng/mL) and the third day of treatment (0.92 ± 0.62 ng/mL) in group 3 showed a statistically significant reduction (P = .000). There were no statistically significant reduction in PCT levels by anticoagulation in groups 1 and 2 (P = .262, .119, respectively). Other systemic inflammatory markers including interleukin 6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP), and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) levels statistically significantly decreased with anticoagulant and antimicrobial therapy. This study suggested that serum PCT level may be valuable for differentiating PE patients with or without fever from patients with CAP.
    Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis 10/2011; 17(5):519-25. · 1.58 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) has been used extensively as a vaccine against human tuberculosis. Herein, we describe gluteal tuberculosis abscess due to inadvertently injected BCG a patient with bladder cancer.
    Annals of thoracic medicine. 10/2011; 6(4):235-6.
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    ABSTRACT: The bleachery procedure is the most frequent method used to decolorize denims since sandblasting has been shown to cause silicosis. The aim of this study was to determined the prevalence of occupational asthma among denim bleachery workers in Kayseri. The study was conducted in 4 factories, in which jean bleachery was performed, in Kayseri between December 2008 and February 2009. Overall, forty-four subjects, 22 from the bleachery section and 22 from the other sections, were included. A questionnaire about respiratory symptoms was administered. Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and serial peak expiratory flow (PEF) measurements were performed. All subjects were evaluated by posteroanterior chest x-rays. The prevalence of occupational asthma (OA) in the bleachery and other section workers was 23.8% and 9.1%, respectively (p> 0.05). Within workers, exercise dyspnea (23.3%) and wheezing (20.9%) were the most frequent symptoms. The relationship between the duration of employment and PFTs in bleachery workers (n= 21) was negatively correlated and statistically significant with FEV₁, FEF₂₅-₇₅ (moderate; r= -0.477, -0.449, respectively; p< 0.05) and FEV₁/FVC, FEV₁% (well; r= -0.588, -0.509, respectively; p< 0.05). The results of the present study suggest that exposure to denim-bleaching agents plays an important role in the occurrence of respiratory symptoms, reduction in pulmonary functions, and induction of occupational asthma.
    Tuberkuloz ve toraks 09/2011; 59(3):227-35.
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    ABSTRACT: Bronchopulmonary sequestration is an unusual congenital malformation consisting of abnormal lung tissue that lacks normal communication with the tracheobronchial tree. The diagnosis of pulmonary sequestration is based on identifying this systemic arterial supply. We aimed to evaluate the sensitivity of multidetector computed tomography in demonstrating the feeding artery and draining veins. Between 2003 and 2008, 8 patients (6 males, 2 females) ranging in age from 5 to 49 years with a diagnosis of pulmonary sequestration were identified. All patients underwent evaluation with chest tomography (spiral or multi detector tomography) and digital subtraction angiography. Aberrant systemic arterial supply was demonstrated in all cases: from the descending thoracic aorta (n= 6); arcus aorta (n= 1), internal mammarial artery (n= 1), intercostal arteries (n= 2) and celiac axis (n= 1). Four patients underwent surgery which confirmed the angioarchitecture depicted on angiography. One patient underwent angiography with embolization using. Computed tomography especially multidetector computed tomography is a powerful noninvasive technique for the detection of pulmonary sequestration.
    Tuberkuloz ve toraks 09/2011; 59(3):242-7.
  • Atherosclerosis Supplements 06/2011; 12(1):176-176. · 9.67 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is an independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular events and hypertension. The possible causes are oxygen desaturation due to hypopnea, increased cytokine levels and insulin resistance. All these risk factors also have a role in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between OSAS and the severity of CKD. We retrospectively evaluated the medical records of 175 subjects who were admitted for the polysomnography study. OSAS was diagnosed by polysomnography if Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) > 5 and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was calculated with Cockcroft-Gault formula. According to AHI, individuals with AHI < 5 were recruited as group 1 (OSAS negative group), those with AHI = 5-15 group 2 (mild OSAS group), those with AHI = 15-30 group 3 (moderate OSAS group), and those with AHI > 30 group 4 (severe OSAS group). Of the subjects, 117 (67%) were men, 58 (33%) were women and the mean age was 54.0 ± 12.1 years. There were 28 (14.3%), 18 (10.3%), 35 (20.0%) and 97 (55.4%) patients in groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus and hypertension and body mass index was significantly higher in severe OSAS group (P < 0.05). A significant decrease in GFR was detected when the severity of OSAS increased (group 1 = 50.0 ± 11.8, group 2 = 44.8 ± 15.9, group 3 = 40.8 ± 14.7, group 4 = 38.8 ± 16.0; P for trend < 0.001). In the light of the present study, we speculate that OSAS is an independent risk factor for the progression of chronic kidney disease, which is a growing health problem. Further randomized-multicenter prospective studies are warranted to evaluate this relationship.
    International Urology and Nephrology 03/2011; 44(2):535-9. · 1.29 Impact Factor

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  • 2013–2014
    • Istanbul Medical University
      İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2012–2014
    • Erciyes Üniversitesi
      • Department of Chest Diseases
      Melikgazi, Kayseri, Turkey
  • 2007–2011
    • Gazi University
      • Department of Pulmonary Medicine
      Ankara, Ankara, Turkey