Decreased apoptosis of pulmonary PMN in COPD patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

@article{Strassburg2010DecreasedAO,
  title={Decreased apoptosis of pulmonary PMN in COPD patients with community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Alan Strassburg and Arne Luers and Klaus Dalhoff},
  journal={The clinical respiratory journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={111-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) predisposes for the acquisition of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). OBJECTIVE/METHODS To assess clinically and scientifically suggested disorders in innate immune response during acute phrase and resolution CAP (T2), we evaluated peripheral and pulmonary polymorphnuclear neutrophils (PMN), recovered by induced sputum, from CAP patients with and without COPD with regard to cell activation, interleukin-8 (CXCL-8) and CXCL-8 receptor… CONTINUE READING