The relationship between serum levels of surfactant protein D in COPD exacerbation severity and mortality


Gunaydin F. E. , Kalkan N., Gunluoglu G., Aktepe E. N. , Demirkol B., Altin S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.49, no.3, pp.888-893, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1809-6
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.888-893
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background/aim: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. In COPD patients, various inflammatory markers such as cytokines and acute phase proteins, which show systemic inflammation in the circulation, increase during exacerbations. In our study, we aimed to determine the relationship between serum SP-D levels and exacerbation severity, clinical course of the disease, and early mortality after discharge.