Value of serum and induced sputum surfactant protein-D in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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Ozyurek B. A., Ulasli S., Bozbas S. S., Bayraktar N., Akcay S.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.8, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Surfactant Protein D (SP-D) is an important marker in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Serum SP-D levels increase while lung production of SP-D decreases in COPD. SP-D is a specific biomarker for monitoring COPD, assessment of exacerbation frequency and arrangement of treatment modalities. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the correlation between serum and induced sputum SP-D levels with severity and acute exacerbations of COPD.