NONTHYROIDAL ILLNESS SYNDROME IN SEVERE CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE EXACERBATIONS IN THE ELDERLY


ERGAN B., Ergun R., Aydin K., Ergun D.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.19, no.2, pp.67-73, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-73
  • Keywords: Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Disease Progression, Aged, Euthyroid Sick Syndromes, Triiodothyronine, Mortality, INTENSIVE-CARE-UNIT, THYROID-FUNCTION, HOSPITALIZED-PATIENTS, RESPIRATORY-FAILURE, MORTALITY, VENTILATION, PREDICTOR, SURVIVAL, COPD, ICU
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Aging is often associated with decreased serum triiodothyronine levels. There is growing evidence that critical illness can cause thyroid dysfunction and nonthyroidal illness syndrome. Elderly patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations may be more prone to thyroid function impairment. We evaluated nonthyroidal illness syndrome incidence in elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease during severe exacerbations and the possible impact on short-term prognosis.