CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.14, no.9, pp.806-812, 2020 (SCI-Expanded)
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CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
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COPD exacerbation, hypercapnia, hypoxaemia, non-thyroidal illness syndrome, OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY-DISEASE, DYSFUNCTION, SEVERITY, MARKERS
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated:
Introduction Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory disease showing acute exacerbations during its course. Comorbidities often accompany. Non-thyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS) occurs because of the functional impairment in the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis in severe critical cases. The objective of the current study is to determine the prevalence of NTIS among hospitalised patients due to acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) and to reveal the factors affecting thyroid functions.