Effect of thyroid function on COPD exacerbation frequency: a preliminary study


Ulasli S. , Bozbas S. S. , Ozen Z. E. , Ozyurek B. A. , Ulubay G.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, cilt.8, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/2049-6958-8-64
  • Dergi Adı: MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE

Özet

Background: Frequent exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have negative effects on quality of life and survival. Thus, factors related to exacerbations should be determined. We aimed to evaluate the effects of thyroid function on quality of life and exacerbation frequency in COPD patients.