Inflammatory markers are associated with ventilatory limitation and muscle dysfunction in obstructive lung disease in well functioning elderly subjects.

@article{Yende2006InflammatoryMA,
  title={Inflammatory markers are associated with ventilatory limitation and muscle dysfunction in obstructive lung disease in well functioning elderly subjects.},
  author={Sachin Yende and Grant W. Waterer and Elizabeth A. Tolley and Anne B. Newman and Doug Bauer and Dennis R Taaffe and Renee Jensen and Robert O. Crapo and Steven Rubin and Michael C. Nevitt and Eleanor M. Simonsick and Stengerand Satterfield and Tim Harris and Stephen B. Kritchevsky},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={10-6}
}
BACKGROUND Inflammatory markers are increased in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and are hypothesised to play an important part in muscle dysfunction and exercise intolerance. METHODS The Health Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC) study is a prospective observational cohort of well functioning individuals aged 70-79 years. A cross sectional analysis of the baseline data was conducted to examine the association between inflammatory markers and ventilatory limitation, muscle… CONTINUE READING

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