Influence of Statin Therapy on Exacerbation Frequency in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


OLGUN YILDIZELİ Ş. , Balcan B. , Eryueksel E., CEYHAN B. , KARAKURT S. , Celikel T.

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, vol.18, no.2, pp.29-32, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkthoracj.2017.16051
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-32

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inflammatory disease, in which chronic and systemic inflammation plays an important role. By decreasing neutrophil infiltration and cytokine production, statins have anti-inflammatory mechanisms.