Plasma homocysteine is elevated in COPD patients and is related to COPD severity

  title={Plasma homocysteine is elevated in COPD patients and is related to COPD severity},
  author={Terence A R Seemungal and Johanna Cho Fook Lun and Gershwin K Davis and Carlos Neblett and Nkhabe Chinyepi and Christina Dookhan and Samantha Drakes and Elizabeth Mandeville and Fatima Nana and Seatshogeng Setlhake and Celia Poon King and Lexley PintoPereira and Jerome Delisle and Thomas MA Wilkinson and Jagwiga A Wedzicha},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
BACKGROUND Although recent studies have found that total plasma homocysteine (tHCY) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are both risk factors for cardiac disease, there have been few studies of plasma homocysteine levels in COPD patients. We tested the hypothesis that total plasma homocysteine (tHCY) would be elevated in patients diagnosed with COPD compared with controls. METHODS We studied 29 COPD outpatients and 25 asymptomatic subjects (controls) over age 55 years with… CONTINUE READING


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