Baris Seker, Celal Satici, Burcu Arpinar Yigitbas, Sibel Yurt, Berat Uslu, Ayse Filiz Arpacag Kosar
European Respiratory Journal 2016 48: PA4150; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.congress-2016.PA4150
Background: COPD is a major cause of death and studies continue about phenotyping COPD patients . Bronchiectasis is frequently seen in moderate and severe COPD patients.so we have done our work to examine the frequency of bronchiectasis in moderate and severe COPD patients and to evaluate and compare the patients with and without bronchiectasis in terms of clinical ,functional and bacteriologic features
Materials and Methods: Our study was a prospective, cross-sectional study including COPD patients and they were divided into two groups according to the presence of radiologic bronchiectasis . After the patients were questioned demographic , systemic inflammation values , spirometry, blood gas values and clinical evaluations were recorded.
Results: Bronchiectasis, due to the high airway inflammation caused by the disease in COPD is a factor affecting the frequency of attacks . We found that 35 COPD patients have bronchiectasis and 25 copd patients have not. Patients with bronchiectasis have high co2 values and we determine that if number of pmnl increases , spirometric values decreases in all patients.
Conclusion: PMNL sputum levels used in conjunction with spirometry to determine the frequency of exacerbations in patients with COPD. Hypoxia was related with bronchiectasis in previous publications ,it is not shown in our study but we determined that the relation of high co2 values with bronchiectasis