Real life profile of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in Turkey


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MISIRLIGİL Z., Cimrin A., Gunen H., ÖZLÜ T., ÇİLLİ A., Akyildiz L., ...More

TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX, vol.65, no.3, pp.169-179, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.54065
  • Title of Journal : TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-179

Abstract

Introduction: Despite the presentation of similar symptoms, the airway diseases have different underlying pathophysiological processes and must be distinguished to enable the administration of appropriate treatment. In several studies the clinician-and patient-related causes of poor compliance to treatment in asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients have been evaluated. This study aimed to determine the clinical and sociodemographic characteristics of newly diagnosed treatment-naive asthma and COPD patients in Turkey.