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


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

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

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/2049-6958-8-36
  • Dergi Adı: MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE

Özet

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.