[Structural abnormalities and inflammation in COPD: a focus on small airways].

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by poorly reversible airflow limitation associated with airway remodelling and inflammation of both large and small airways. The site of airflow obstruction in COPD is located in the small airways, justifying a focus on this compartment. The structural abnormalities that are found in bronchioles… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.rmr.2011.01.009

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