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


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

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/solunum.2013.030
  • Title of Journal : EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.149-154

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.