Importance of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations


BABAOĞLU E., SARINÇ ULAŞLI S., Keles E., Korkmaz E. T., KÖKSAL D., Emri S.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY, vol.23, no.2, pp.110-115, 2021 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/ejop.ejop_106_20
  • Journal Name: EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.110-115
  • Keywords: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lymphocyte, neutrophil, platelet, COPD, MANAGEMENT
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are markers of inflammation. Many cells and mediators have been found to be involved in the progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We aimed to evaluate the association of the NLR and PLR with treatment options, length of hospital stay, and mortality of patients with COPD exacerbation in this study.