Volume 20, Issue 107 (5-2013)                   RJMS 2013, 20(107): 40-45 | Back to browse issues page

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Zahmatkesh M M, Nasihati Gilvaei Z, Javad Moosavi S A, Moghaddam S, Kouchari M R, Arabi M. Evaluation of frequency of small airway obstruction in obese individuals referring to obesity clinic of Hazrat-e-Rasool Akram hospital, 2011-12. RJMS 2013; 20 (107) :40-45
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Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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  Background: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the frequency of small airways obstruction in obese patients referred to obesity clinic of the Hazrat-e-Rasool Akram Hospital during 2011-12.

  Methods : Retrospectively, the frequency of Small Airway Disease (SAD) in 100 adult obese patients, who had no history of respiratory or cardio-respiratory disorders and did not complain about respiratory problems in recent weeks, and was determined in people with forced expiratory flow at 25-75% of the pulmonary volume (FEF25-75%) less than 60%.

  Results: The average age was 40.3 ± 8.6 years. Twenty-eight percent of subjects were found to suffer from SAD, of those 86% were women and 14% were men.

  Conclusions: The small airways disease prevalence was found higher in obese than non-obese people. Thus, to reduce the mortality and morbidity it would be recommended to diagnose the pulmonary disorders in obese people.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Pulmonary Disease

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