Diagnosis and prognosis of COPD exacerbations in overweight patients.


  • N. V. Korzh




chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, overweight, IL-6, C-reactive protein


Increasing incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (4th place among all causes of death within the general population) and overweight, as one factor for progression of respiratory tract pathologies (more than 30% of world population suffers from overweight) suggests that further study of pathogenetic characteristics of their combined course and search for new ways of differential pathogenetic therapy are important nowadays. The aim if the investigation is the diagnosis and prognosis of COPD exacerbations in overweight patients. The results of this investigation demonstrate, that overweight is the predictor of COPD progression, that is accompanied by elevations of CRP and IL-6 levels in peripheral blood serum.

Author Biography

N. V. Korzh

SHEI «Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University»
Department of tuberculosis and pulmonology with a course of occupational disease
Halytcka str., 2, Ivano-Frankivsk, 76000, Ukraine


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How to Cite

Korzh NV. Diagnosis and prognosis of COPD exacerbations in overweight patients. Med. perspekt. [Internet]. 2018Apr.24 [cited 2024Jul.25];23(1(part1):82-6. Available from: https://journals.uran.ua/index.php/2307-0404/article/view/127242