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Diagnostic biomarkers of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at elderly patients

Yakup Arslan, Deniz Dogan

   

Abstract
Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are caused by a variety of different etiologies. The aim of the current study was to determine the diagnostic biomarkers for verifying the diagnosis of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and predicting the length of hospital stay at elderly patients. The files of 120 patients who had been hospitalized with the diagnose of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease between January 2017 to December 2018 in the Chest Disease Department of Gulhane Education and Training Hospital were examined retrospectively. The numbers and the percentage of male and female patients were 83 (% 69) and 37 (% 31) respectively. Increases in the prohormone brain natriuretic peptide values of elderly patients were found as statistically significant (p

Key words: COPD, proBNP, hs-CRP, exacerbation, elderly patients

Med-Science. 2019; 8(4): 847-51

 
 
 
Medicine Science Vol:9 Issue:1 Year:2020 PP:1–288
Posted in Vol: 8 Issue: 4 Year: 2019 December pp: 774-1046

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