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, cilt.15, ss.149-154, 2013 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/solunum.2013.030
  • Dergi Adı: EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.149-154

Özet

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.