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Are Red Blood Cell Distribution Width and RDW/ Hemoglobin Ratio Predictable in Mortality Among Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?
Objective: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third most common cause of death in the world, is a multicomponentdisease with pulmonary and extrapulmonary manifestations. The red blood cell distribution width ...
Subacute lung injury associated with heated tobacco products
Heated tobacco products release nicotine without burning tobacco with an electronically controlled heating system. 56-year-old male patient admitted with sudden onset of chest pain and shortness of breath. He had been using ...
Short-term variations of optic coherence tomography findings in mild and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Objective To evaluate the short-term changes in subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT), ganglion cell complex (GCC) analysis, and retinal nerve fiber length (RNFL) of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ...
Do N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide levels determine the prognosis of community acquired pneumonia?
Objective: Pneumonia is a leading cause of mortality worldwide, especially in theelderly. The use of clinical risk scores to determine prognosis is complex and thereforeleads to errors in clinical practice. Pneumonia can ...