Can impairments of thyroid function test affect prognosis in patients with respiratory failure?

@article{Bacakolu2007CanIO,
  title={Can impairments of thyroid function test affect prognosis in patients with respiratory failure?},
  author={Feza Bacakoğlu and {\"O}zen K Başoğlu and Alev G{\"u}rg{\"u}n and Firat Bayraktar and B. Udaya Kiran and Mustafa Hikmet Ozhan},
  journal={Tuberkuloz ve toraks},
  year={2007},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={329-35}
}
Thyroid function test (TFT) impairments can be detected in extrathyroidal dysfunction, primarily in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with acute respiratory failure (RF). The aims of this study were to: (i) evaluate TFT impairments in patients with RF, (ii) compare TFT results to a control group without RF and (iii) assess the effects of thyroid dysfunction on clinical outcome and prognosis of RF. The TFT parameters were assessed in 65 patients (65.0 +/- 10.0 years, 49 males) with RF… CONTINUE READING