Asiye Kanbay

Istanbul Medical University, İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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    ABSTRACT: Hemophilia A is a sex-linked recessive coagulation disorder almost exclusively occurring in male subjects and caused by a deficiency of factor VIII. It is a rare disorder characterized by spontaneous hemorrhages. Spontaneous bleeding in the pleural space is very rare in hemophilia both in children and adults. Here in, we present the case of a 56-year-old hemophilia A patient with hemorrhagic pleural effusion and intracranial hematoma. © 2015, Journal of Clinical and Analytical Medicine. All rights reserved.
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    ABSTRACT: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) might be a risk factor for the development of eye disorders. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of OSAS on central corneal thickness (CCT). A total of 195 patients were enrolled in the study, and underwent polysomnography. Patients were divided according to their apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) scores into control group (AHI < 5), mild (AHI, 5-15), moderate (AHI, 15-30), and severe OSAS (AHI > 30) groups. In ophthalmological examinations, CCT, auto refractometer measurement, tear break-up time, and Schrimer's test results were evaluated. Central corneal thickness was significantly decreased in patients with OSAS compared to the control group (542.14 ± 31.21 vs. 569.92 ± 13.46, p < 0.001). As the severity of OSAS increased, CCT decreased (mild OSAS = 567.48 ± 23 mm, moderate OSAS = 530.21 ± 30.2 mm, and severe OSAS = 557.97 ± 16.52 mm, respectively, p < 0.001). The mean values of auto refractometer, tear break-up time, and Schrimer's test were similar between the groups (p > 0.05). CCT was negatively correlated with AHI, oxygen desaturation index, desaturation percentages, and positively correlated with minimum oxygen saturation values (p < 0.05). This study showed that central corneal thickness is inversely correlated with the severity of OSAS. OSAS affects all organ systems particularly cardiovascular and neurological mechanisms. Further studies are warranted to evaluate the effect of OSAS treatment on CCT.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · International Ophthalmology
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    ABSTRACT: The 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic caused mild to severe illnesses and led to death in some cases. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between the serum D-dimer levels, CURB-65 scores, and the severity of pneumonia among patients with H1N1 infections. Sixty-eight patients who had probable H1N1 infections were evaluated by clinical, radiological, and laboratory methods. The H1N1 strain was specified by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. Of 55 patients diagnosed with pneumonia, 18 exhibited H1N1 positivity and 37 patients did not. CURB-65 scores of pneumonia patients with H1N1 (group 1) were higher than those of patients without H1N1 (group 2) (P = 0.02). The D-dimer levels of group 1 were higher than those of group 2 (P = 0.001). Moreover, there was a positive correlation between D-dimer levels and CURB-65 scores in patients with H1N1-associated pneumonia (P = 0.001; r = 0.89). Increased D-dimer levels were observed in pneumonia patients with H1N1 infection, which predicted the severity of pneumonia.
    Full-text · Article · Aug 2015 · Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
  • Handan Inonu Koseoglu · Asiye Kanbay · Osman Demir

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    ABSTRACT: Cognitive impairment is common among patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on serum insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels and cognitive functions in patients with OSAS. Thirty-three patients with newly diagnosed OSAS and 17 healthy-control subjects enrolled in the study. All individuals completed the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) to evaluate cognitive function. Blood samples were taken at the end of the polysomnography in the morning and the same procedures were repeated 3 months after starting CPAP treatment. In the OSAS group, the baseline MMSE score was 23.5 ± 3.6, and serum IGF-1 level was 79.1 ± 36.1 ng/ml. Both values were significantly lower compared to the control group (mean MMSE score= 28.1 ± 1.4, p= 0.0001; mean serum IGF-1 level= 147.1 ± 49.1 ng/ml, p<0.0001). Three months after CPAP treatment, OSAS patients showed a significant improvement in MMSE scores (26.5 ± 2.8, p= 0.0001) and serum IGF-1 level (129.1 ± 58.2, p= 0.0001). In contrast, baseline and third- month measurements for IGF-1 levels and MMSE scores were not significantly different in the control group. The results indicate that effective CPAP therapy in OSAS patients leads to significant improvement in cognitive functions and IGF-1 even in a short-term follow-up. Cognitive function assessment might be a part of evaluation in OSAS patients. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · The Clinical Respiratory Journal
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    ABSTRACT: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Recent studies showed endothelial dysfunction and pentraxin-3 both of an early marker for development of cardiovascular disease. The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between severity of OSAS and endothelial dysfunction and inflammatory markers including pentraxin-3 and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP). This was a cross-sectional study in which patients who had undergone a polysomnographic study for diagnosis of OSAS were recruited. Included patients were grouped according to apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) as mild (AHI between 5 and 14.9) and moderate-severe OSAS (AHI ⩾ 15). Patients with AHI < 5 served as control group. Endothelial function was evaluated by flow-mediated dilatation (FMD). Serum pentraxin-3 and hs-CRP levels were measured. Eighty-three patients enrolled for the study. We found a significant increment in pentraxin-3 and hs-CRP levels and a significant decrement in FMD as the severity of OSAS increased. There was a negative correlation between FMD and AHI, pentraxin, and hs-CRP. OSAS patients have significantly elevated pentraxin-3 levels and endothelial dysfunction. Furthermore, both pentraxin-3 and endothelial dysfunction were independently associated with severity of OSAS defined by AHI.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2015 · Annals of Thoracic Medicine
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    ABSTRACT: Psoriasis is a common dermatological disorder with psychiatric comorbidity. Psoriasis is associated with a variety of psychological problems, including poor self-esteem, sexual dysfunction, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. We aimed to investigate general psychiatric symptoms, quality of sleep, and coping strategies in patients with psoriasis vulgaris. A total of 79 subjects (37 patients with psoriasis vulgaris and 42 control subjects) were enrolled in the study. Coping strategies were measured using the Coping Orientations to Problems Experienced (COPE) Scale. General psychopathological status was assessed using the Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL90R), and sleep quality and disturbances were assessed using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). The mean age of the patients was 39.18 ± 16.85 years. The mean age of control subjects was 39.33 ± 11.61 years. The mean score on the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) was 7.56 ± 3.66. There were no significant differences in scores on the SCL90R and COPE subscales between the patient and control groups. However, significant differences between the groups emerged on the PSQI subscales for subjective sleep quality and habitual sleep efficiency (Z = -1.964, P = 0.049, and Z = -2.452, P = 0.014, respectively). The present study found no significant differences in general psychiatric symptoms and coping strategies between the psoriasis patients and the control group, by contrast with findings reported elsewhere in the literature. We think that the low PASI scores of our patients, which indicate the low severity of disease in the present group, is the main reason for this finding. However, sleep quality is lower in psoriasis vulgaris patients than in healthy controls. This may be associated with the itch and pain caused by lesions. Further experimental studies are required to explain these findings. © 2015 The International Society of Dermatology.
    No preview · Article · May 2015 · International journal of dermatology
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To identify the etiologic and demographic features of uveitis cases admitted to the Ankara Ataturk Education and Research Hospital in Turkey and to determine the frequency of lung disease in these cases. Materials and Methods: The records of 140 uveitis cases followed up in our hospital were retrospectively examined. The patients underwent systemic and complete ophthalmologic examinations. Laboratory and radiological examinations were performed for the etiology of uveitis. The age and sex of the patients, anatomic localization, and the etiology of uveitis were evaluated. Results: The mean age±standard deviation of 140 patients included in the study was 39.6±14.9 years. The proportion of female/male was 61 (43.6%)/79 (56.4%). The cases were put into 4 groups according to their anatomical localizations: anterior uveitis (48.6%; n=68), posterior uveitis (28.6%; n=40), panuveitis (31.1%; n=31), and intermediate uveitis (0.7%; n=1). Idio-pathic uveitis accounted for the majority of all cases (n=69, 49.3%). Behcet’s disease was the second most common diagnosis (n=41, 29.3%), followed by uveitis associated with sarcoidosis (n=8, 5.7%). Anterior uveitis was the most common anatomical localization (n=68, 48.6%) and posterior uveitis followed it (n=40, 28.6%). Conclusion: The etiologic distribution of uveitis varies with the geographical location. The most frequently seen form of uveitis in our clinic is idiopathic. Among diseases leading to uveitis and primarily affecting the lung, Behcet’s disease comes frst and it is followed by sarcoidosis.
    Full-text · Article · Mar 2015 · Erciyes Tip Dergisi
  • Oğuz Köktürk · Ayşe Baha · Asiye Kanbay
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    ABSTRACT: Upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) is characterized by repeated number of arousals at night, and excessive daytime sleepiness or somnolence (EDS). It is often missed in classical polysomnographic diagnostic approaches and misdiagnosed as simple snoring or idiopathic hypersomnia, thereby is often left untreated. We propose that positive airway pressure (PAP), which has shown to be effective against UARS, can be used as a diagnostic tool as well. The study designed to test whether patients with high titration pressures can be diagnosed for UARS, and whether this pressure can be used as the treatment pressure in UARS. This study is a retrospective cohort study. The patients with the following selection criteria: apnea hypopnea index (AHI) < 5, respiratory effort related arousal (RERA) index > 20, excessive daytime sleepiness or somnolence (EDS) without nocturnal oxygen desaturation levels were included to the study. After diagnostic polysomnography (PSG), PAP titrarion was applied to diagnose and treatment. Fourteen (%46.7) of the patients were male, 16 (%53.3) were female, with a mean age of 46.4 ± 9.9 and mean body mass index (BMI) of 26 ± 3.3. The patiens had a mean Epworth sleepiness scale 15.3 ± 3.9, mean AHI: 2.3 ± 1.4 and average RERA: 26.1 ± 4.9. The mean CPAP titration pressure was 7.1 ± 1.1 cmH2O. In the light of current findings, during PAP titration patients required high pressures is the evidence of increased upper airway resistance in UARS. Using the from therapy to diagnosis protocol, the PAP protocol determines the individual therapeutic pressures needed by patients. Following up the clinical outcomes of these patients under the PAP treatment, and including a larger cohort will contribute greatly to treating this syndrome, defined as one of the "unresolved problems in years".
    No preview · Article · Mar 2015 · Tuberkuloz ve toraks
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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.
    Full-text · Article · Dec 2014 · Revista portuguesa de pneumologia
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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.
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    ABSTRACT: Interstitial lung diseases (ILD), are a group of diseases which can involve pulmonary interstitium, small airways, and vessels, and diffusely affect pulmonary parenchyma as a consequence development of inflammation, and fibrosis leading to respiratory failure, and finally death. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a disorder which courses with its systemic outcomes, and increasing morbidity, and mortality when accompanied with other respiratory system diseases. Concomitancy of OSAS with other lung diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, ILD, cystic fibrosis is termed as ''overlap syndrome''. Because of characteristic feature of OSAS ie. recurrent oxygen desaturations during night hours, ILD-OSAS concomitancy accelerates progression of underlying lung disease. Therefore, in cases with ILD, early diagnosis, and treatment of comorbid OSAS conveys vital importance in that this approach improves quality of life of the patients, and slows down progression of the disease. In this review ILD-OSAS concomitancy will be analyzed from its various aspects.
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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.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2014 · Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
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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.
    No preview · Article · May 2014 · Revista portuguesa de pneumologia
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    ABSTRACT: Central sleep-apnea syndrome (CSAS) is a disease state characterized by respiratory arrest as a result of decrease or lack of respiratory drive originating from respiratory center. Although it is seen in less than 5% of the casses who consult to the sleep disorders center, incidence of CSAS increases in the presence of congestive heart and/or renal failure, and central nervous system abnormalities. Treatment of CSAS which has been analyzed under six headings in the last version of International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD-2), differs among each type of CSAS. In this review, our aim is to analyze treatment alternatives for CSAS in the light of currently updated information.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2014 · Tuberkuloz ve toraks
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    ABSTRACT: Background and aims: 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. Methods: 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 apnea-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. Results: 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. Conclusion: 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.
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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.
    Full-text · Article · Jan 2014 · Clinical and Experimental Hypertension

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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.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2013 · Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis

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  • 2013-2015
    • Istanbul Medical University
      İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2014
    • Istanbul Training and Research Hospital
      İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2010-2014
    • Erciyes Üniversitesi
      • Department of Cardiology
      Melikgazi, Kayseri, Turkey
  • 2007-2011
    • Ankara Atatürk Training and Research Hospital
      Engüri, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2006-2011
    • Gazi University
      • Department of Pulmonary Medicine
      Engüri, Ankara, Turkey