Sex hormone alterations and systemic inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Karada2009SexHA,
  title={Sex hormone alterations and systemic inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Fisun Karadağ and Hatice Nursun Ozcan and Aslihan B{\"u}y{\"u}k{\"o}zt{\"u}rk Karul and Meryem Yilmaz and Orhan Çildağ},
  journal={International journal of clinical practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={
          275-81
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Decreased anabolic hormone levels are described in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), leading to important clinical consequences. The aim of this study was to evaluate the alterations in sex hormone levels in men with COPD to compare with age-matched control subjects, the determinants of these alterations, the relationship between hypogonadism and markers of systemic inflammation [interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha)] and the androgen status… CONTINUE READING
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