Evidence of mycobacterial disease in COPD patients with lung volume reduction surgery; the importance of histological assessment of specimens: a cohort study

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BACKGROUND Patients with COPD are at risk of non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection (NTM). This study examined the histology of lung tissue from COPD patients following lung volume reduction with particular focus on evidence of mycobacterial infection. METHODS Retrospective histological study of 142 consecutive lung volume reduction surgical specimens… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2466-14-124

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@inproceedings{Char2014EvidenceOM, title={Evidence of mycobacterial disease in COPD patients with lung volume reduction surgery; the importance of histological assessment of specimens: a cohort study}, author={Anjali Char and Nicholas Stephen Hopkinson and David M. Hansell and Andrew G. Nicholson and Emily Clare Shaw and S. James Clark and Philip M Sedgwick and Robert J. Wilson and Simon Jordan and Michael R. Loebinger}, booktitle={BMC pulmonary medicine}, year={2014} }