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Diaphragmatic Thickness Fraction in Subjects at High-Risk for COPD Exacerbations.

Authors
  • Eryüksel, Emel1
  • Cimşit, Canan2
  • Bekir, Melahat3
  • Cimsit, Çagatay2
  • Karakurt, Sait3
  • 1 Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, School of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey [email protected] , (Turkey)
  • 2 Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. , (Turkey)
  • 3 Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, School of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. , (Turkey)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Respiratory care
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2017
Volume
62
Issue
12
Pages
1565–1570
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4187/respcare.05646
PMID: 28874613
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Diaphragmatic thickness fraction measurements based on diaphragmatic ultrasound assessment in subjects with COPD seemed to be unable to identify subjects at high risk of symptoms and exacerbations as defined by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease ABCD composite disease index.

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