Pulmonary functional parameters and blood cotinine level in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Kozluca H., Dural E., Karabiyikoglu G., SÖYLEMEZOĞLU T.

Tuberkuloz ve toraks, vol.66, no.4, pp.317-324, 2018 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.66932
  • Journal Name: Tuberkuloz ve toraks
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.317-324
  • Sivas Cumhuriyet University Affiliated: No


Introduction: Smoking is the leading cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cotinine is reliable marker of tobacco exposure. We aimed to investigate the relationship between pulmonary function tests (FVC%, FEV1 , FEV1/FVC and FEF25-75%), smoking history and blood cotinine levels in healthy volunteers as a control and patients who have COPD in our study.