Can the Function-Morphology Association Be a Model for the Early Detection of COPD in Asymptomatic Smokers?

Mirici A., Cure O., Ucar E., Akgun M., Polat P.

The Eurasian journal of medicine, vol.40, no.3, pp.127-32, 2008 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: The Eurasian journal of medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-32
  • Keywords: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Smoking, Morphological changes, CIGARETTE-SMOKING, SMALL AIRWAYS, EMPHYSEMA, LUNG, INFLAMMATION, DISEASE
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the morphological and functional characteristics in symptomatic and asymptomatic smokers in comparison to nonsmokers in order to gain better understanding of the pathogenesis and early diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).