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Interleukin-6 and airflow limitation in chemical warfare patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Objectives Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the main late complications of sulfur mustard poisoning. The aim of this study was to evaluate serum levels of interleukin (IL)-6 inExpand
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The Relationship between Diaphragmatic Movements in Sonographic Assessment and Disease Severity in Patients with Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Introduction: Pulmonary hyperinflation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can increase the breathing rate and reduce diaphragmatic movements by pushing the diaphragmsExpand
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Effects of Ramadan Fasting on Spirometric Values and Clinical Symptoms in Asthmatic Patients
Introduction: Ramadan is the 9th  Islamic lunar month during which Muslims avoid eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset.  The effect of Ramadan intermittent fasting on asthma control isExpand
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Delayed toxic effects of sulfur mustard on respiratory tract of Iranian veterans
To investigate late toxic effects of sulfur mustard (SM) on the upper and lower respiratory tracts of Iranian veterans, 43 male veterans with more than 25% disability due to SM poisoning in 20−25Expand
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Highly sensitive C-reactive protein levels in Iranian patients with pulmonary complication of sulfur mustard poisoning and its correlation with severity of airway diseases
Background: Sulfur mustard (SM) is a chemical warfare agent that can cause serious pulmonary complications. This study was designed to determine serum highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) andExpand
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Health-related quality of life in patients with chemical warfare-induced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
BACKGROUND It is well known that inhalation of chemical warfare, mostly sulfur mustard, causes injury of the respiratory system. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a common disease among theseExpand
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Role of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in asthma in Northeast of Iran.
The role of Chlamydia pneumoniae in asthma has drawn much attention in recent years. In this study we assessed the prevalence of C. pneumoniae infections in patients with chronic stable and acuteExpand
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EARLY EFFECTIVENESS OF NONINVASIVE POSITIVE PRESSURE VENTILATION ON RIGHT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION IN CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE SUBJECTS WITH ACUTE HYPERCAPNIC RESPIRATORY FAILURE
Introduction: Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) has become an integral tool in the management of acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF) in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseExpand
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COPD assessment test (CAT): simple tool for evaluating quality of life of chemical warfare patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the serious late pulmonary complications caused by sulphur mustard exposure. Health status evaluations of chemical warfare patients with COPDExpand
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