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Chronic airflow obstruction syndrome due to pulmonary tuberculosis treated with directly observed therapy--a serious changes in lung function.
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PMID:  22073848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
DESIGN: Prospective, nest case-control study.
PATIENTS: 40 patients with newly detected cavitary pulmonary TB and initial normal respiratory function, diagnosed and treated according to DOTS strategy.
MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS: The average values of Snider's radiological score during TB treatment were significantly reduced (p < 0.001), as well as average values of non-specific systemic serum markers of inflammation. The average values of FEV1 (%), both before, during and at the end of completion of TB treatment were significantly decreased (p < 0.05;). Linear regression analysis confirmed a statistically significant association between changes in the values of FEV1 (%), resulting in TB treatment completion, and the value of Snider's radiological score and the sputum culture conversion rate. From the initial findings of normal pulmonary ventilation tests, upon the completion of TB treatment 35.0% of observed patients developed the CAO syndrome. Logistic regression analysis confirmed a positive familiar burden for COPD, Snider's radiological score at the beginning of TB treatment and sputum conversion rate on culture, as statistically significant predictors, while multivariate logistic regression analysis confirmed Snider's radiological score at the beginning of TB treatment and sputum conversion rate on culture as most significant risk factors for CAO syndrome occurrence and development.
CONCLUSION: The CAO syndrome is often a consequence and significant functional impairment of the respiratory system, during the reparative processes in active TB, even in the absence of risk factors for COPD. Only microbiological cure of TB patients with underlying risks for disorders of lung function, is not sufficient and effective approach for prevention of their further potential health deterioration.
Milan Radovic; Lidija Ristic; Ivana Stankovic; Tatjana Pejcic; Milan Rancic; Zorica Ciric; Violeta Dinic-Radovic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicinski arhiv     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0350-199X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Arh     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400722     Medline TA:  Med Arh     Country:  Bosnia and Hercegovina    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic for Lung Diseases, Clinical Centre of Nis, Faculty of Medicine of University of Nis, Republic of Serbia.
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