Association between cytokines in induced sputum and severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


Hacievliyagil S., Gunen H., Mutlu L., Karabulut A., Temel I.

RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, cilt.100, ss.846-854, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 100 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.rmed.2005.08.022
  • Dergi Adı: RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.846-854

Özet

Cytokines are known to be increased in induced sputum in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In this study, the relationship between the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-8 (IL-8), and tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in induced sputum of patients with exacerbation of COPD, and the severity of the disease, pulmonary function tests (PFT), arterial blood gases (ABG) were studied.