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Results of Polysomnographies and Treatment Strategies in Elderly Patients with Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we evaluated data regarding the management of geriatric patients with symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (age, >65 years) who were admitted to our sleep clinic. MATERIAL AND METHODS: ...
Approach of pulmonologists in Turkey to noninvasive mechanical ventilation use in acute respiratory failure
Introduction: Noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) has been increasingly used worldwide for acute respiratory failure (ARF), especially in patients with chronic lung disorders. We aimed to define the approach of ...
Effects of biomass smoke on pulmonary functions: a case control study
Background: Biomass smoke is the leading cause of COPD in developing countries such as Turkey. In rural areas of Turkey, females are more exposed to biomass smoke because of traditional lifestyles. Aim: The aim of this ...
Use and Outcomes of Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Failure in Different Age Groups
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of chronic disease and do-not-intubate status increases with age. Thus, we aimed to determine characteristics and outcomes associated with noninvasive ventilation (NIV) use for acute respiratory ...
Timing of noninvasive ventilation failure: causes, risk factors, and potential remedies
Background: Identifying the predictors of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) failure has attracted significant interest because of the strong link between failure and poor outcomes. However, very little attention has been paid ...