Evaluation of Cerebral Blood Flow Alterations and Acute Neuronal Damage due to Water-Pipe Smoking

Karakayali O., Utku U., Yilmaz S.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.36, no.2, pp.106-112, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/balkanmedj.galenos.2018.2018.0704
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.106-112
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Although water-pipe smoking is a great public health problem, data regarding the acute and chronic effects and the degree of toxin exposure are limited. While water pipe-related malignancy, pulmonary. infectious, cardiac effects, infertility, and biological effects have been described in a meta-analysis. there are no studies in the literature about its neurologic effects.