International Journal of Respiratory Medicine

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Mini Review - International Journal of Respiratory Medicine (2023) Volume 8, Issue 1

Chronic obstructive lung disease effecting brain pathology and its treatment

Brain pathology is a poorly understood systemic manifestation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Imaging techniques using magnetic resonance (MR) diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and resting state functional MR imaging (rfMRI) provide measures of white matter microstructure and gray functional activation, respectively. The patients with COPD would have reduced white matter integrity and that functional communication between gray matter resting-state networks would be significantly different to control subjects. In addition, we tested whether observed differences related to disease severity, cerebrovascular comorbidity and cognitive dysfunction.

Author(s): Chuang Yang*

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