Publications by authors named "Ayşe Nigar Halis"

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Lung Transplantation for Cystic Fibrosis in Turkey: First Report.

Exp Clin Transplant 2021 Feb 17. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

From the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kartal Kosuyolu Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: Lung transplant is the most important treatment approach that improves the life expectancy and quality of life for patients with cystic fibrosis with end-stage lung disease. In this study, we retros-pectively analyzed patients with cystic fibrosis who were referred to our lung transplant program in Turkey.

Materials And Methods: We evaluated 14 patients with cystic fibrosis who were referred to our lung transplant clinic between December 2016 and December 2019. The characteristics of the patients at the time of referral to our lung transplant clinic, survival, and lung transplant results were recorded.

Results: Four patients died on the wait list, 3 patients were not eligible for lung transplant, and lung transplant was performed in 7 patients. The mean age of all patients was 22.8 years (range, 11-41 years), and the mean age for patients who underwent lung transplant was 27.5 years (range, 21-41 years). The mean time of suitable donor offer or survival life was 140 days in the patients who were referred for lung transplant. The 1-year mortality rate was 28.6% (2 of 7 patients) after lung transplant. One patient died of chronic lung allograft dysfunction at the 25th month after lung transplant. Four patients were alive without any problems.

Conclusions: Lung transplant is the final treatment method for patients with cystic fibrosis with terminal period lung disease. To provide the best benefit, patients should be evaluated for transplant early. Cystic fibrosis care clinics and lung transplant clinics should work in coordination in order to increase the number of lung transplants and improve outcomes.
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February 2021

Bacterial colonization and associated factors in patients with bronchiectasis.

Ann Thorac Med 2016 Jan-Mar;11(1):55-9

Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: To evaluate the bacterial colonization and associated risk factors in patients with bronchiectasis.

Methods: A total of 121 patients followed at the Bronchiectasis Unit, between 1996 and 2013 and diagnosed as having noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis with high resolution computed tomography or multi-slice computed tomography were included in this retrospective study. The following definition of colonization was used for study purposes: Detection of at least two isolates of an organism separated by at least 3 months in a year.

Results: Of these 121 patients, 65 (54%) were female and 56 (46%) were male. Mean age was 50.6 ± 16.1 years. Mean duration of illness was 20.3 ± 15.5 years. 43 (35.5%) cases had colonization. The major pathogens responsible for colonization were Pseudomonas aeruginosa (n = 25; 20.6%) and Haemophilus influenzae (n = 14, 11.5%). The stepwise logistic regression analysis showed a significant association between colonization and a low percentage of forced vital capacity (FVC%) and the presence of cystic bronchiectasis (P < 0.05).

Conclusion: The following factors have been found to be associated with colonization in patients with bronchiectasis: Low FVC% and the presence of cystic bronchiectasis.
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March 2016