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Biochemical Markers of Cardiac Risk and Their Relation to Spirometric Indices of Airway Obstruction Among COPD Patients
American Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 95-104
Received: May 19, 2017; Accepted: Jun. 5, 2017; Published: Oct. 24, 2017
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Sudeb Mukherjee, Department of Cardiology, Institute of Cardiovascular Science, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, India
Debojyoti Bhattacharya, Department of Biochemistry, Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, India
Kaushik Manna, Department of Cardiology, Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, India
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Monitoring of the cardiac status of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and comparing them with their respiratory indices thought to be predictive markers of the general health of these patients and be indicative, even prognostic, of any impending deterioration. This study was destined to evaluate various aspect of serum prognostic factors in COPD patients. This study was conducted over a period of six months. During this time biochemical markers of 43 (34 male and 9 female) patients suffering from COPD were collected and compared them with those of 40 healthy case control subjects. The Methodology and Exclusion Criteria were strictly adhered to, and based on the statistical analysis shown below the final results were arrived at, which have been discussed at length below. The relation between smoking and COPD found to be controversial, but smoking none the less has a detrimental effect on the respiratory indices and thus, cessation of smoking would definitely benefit these patients, although the extent of the benefit is a matter of debate and further study. As for the individual markers, serum CRP and plasma homocysteine are definitely important as prognostic markers, as well as the indicators of the present stage of the disease. Serum Lipoprotein (a) was not found to be very effective indicator in this study. Homocysteine as well as CRP but not lipoprotein (a), as cardiac indices is inversely related to the respiratory indices of a COPD patient. Measurement of these parameter might help in prognostic evaluation in those patients.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Homocyteine, C - Reactive Protein (CRP), Lipoprotein (a)
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Sudeb Mukherjee, Debojyoti Bhattacharya, Kaushik Manna, Biochemical Markers of Cardiac Risk and Their Relation to Spirometric Indices of Airway Obstruction Among COPD Patients, American Journal of Internal Medicine. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2017, pp. 95-104. doi: 10.11648/j.ajim.20170505.17
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