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Hypophosphatemia as a prognostic value in acute exacerbation of COPD.
|Title||Hypophosphatemia as a prognostic value in acute exacerbation of COPD.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Farah R, Khamisy-Farah R, Arraf Z, Jacobson L, Makhoul N|
|Journal||The clinical respiratory journal|
|Date Published||2013 Oct|
Phosphorus (P) is an essential element in all living cells, it is extremely important in the process of production of adenosine triphosphate, main element in the structure of nucleic acids. Low levels of phosphorus in blood is very rare, however, it may be caused by unbalance between components participating in phosphorus cycle and affect performances of several systems. A low level of phosphorus in the blood increases the exacerbation and the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and requires prolonged ventilation process.
|Alternate Journal||Clin Respir J|