Brain perfusion abnormalities in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: comparison with cognitive impairment.

@article{Ortapamuk2006BrainPA,
  title={Brain perfusion abnormalities in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: comparison with cognitive impairment.},
  author={Hulya Ortapamuk and Seniha Naldoken},
  journal={Annals of nuclear medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={99-106}
}
OBJECTIVES To clarify cerebral perfusion distribution and cognitive functions in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) according to the hypoxia levels and to assess if there is a relationship between cognitive impairment and cerebral perfusion index. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eight patients with stable hypoxemic COPD (HC), 10 patients with stable nonhypoxemic COPD (NHC), and 10 age-matched healthy volunteers participated in the study. All subjects underwent a complete… CONTINUE READING