Evaluation of Inhaled Corticosteroid Efficacy by Electron Microscopy in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


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Tastan C. P. , Erbil K. M. , Okyay G. U. , Ardic S.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY, vol.15, no.3, pp.149-154, 2013 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/solunum.2013.030
  • Journal Name: EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.149-154
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Inhaled corticosteroids definitely alleviate bronchial mucosal inflammation in patients with asthma. Nevertheless, the data regarding their anti-inflammatory effects in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is controversial. The aim of the present study is to assess the efficacy of inhaled corticosteroids in reduction of inflammatory response in patients with COPD.