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 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : The Eurasian journal of medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-32
  • Keywords: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Smoking, Morphological changes, CIGARETTE-SMOKING, SMALL AIRWAYS, EMPHYSEMA, LUNG, INFLAMMATION, DISEASE


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).