THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SERUM PERIOSTIN LEVELS, 6-MINUTE WALKING TEST AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS


ASLANTEKİN EKEN Ö., Coskun F., DEMİRDÖĞEN E., GÖREK DİLEKTAŞLI A., URSAVAŞ A., BUDAK F., ...More

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.35, no.6, pp.3201-3207, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.19193/0393-6384_2019_6_503
  • Journal Name: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3201-3207

Abstract

Introduction: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a group of chronic respiratory diseases characterized by inflammation and fi-brosis in different patterns at the interstitium, which is the most common form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Considering the prevalence, incidence, and outcomes of IPF, it is important to ensure the availability and validity of biomarkers that can be used in determining the diagnosis and prognosis. In this study, we aimed to assess the relationship between serum periostin levels, pulmonary function tests, 6-minute walking test (6MWT) and quality of life in IPF patients.