Inflammatory biomarkers in asthma-COPD overlap syndrome

@inproceedings{Kobayashi2016InflammatoryBI,
  title={Inflammatory biomarkers in asthma-COPD overlap syndrome},
  author={Seiichi Kobayashi and Masakazu Hanagama and Shinsuke Yamanda and Masatsugu Ishida and Masaru Yanai},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND The clinical phenotypes and underlying mechanisms of asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) remain elusive. This study aimed to investigate a comparison of COPD patients with and without ACOS, focusing on inflammatory biomarkers, in an outpatient COPD cohort. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study analyzing prospectively collected data from the Ishinomaki COPD Network registry. All participants were diagnosed with COPD, confirmed by using spirometry, and were aged 40-90 years… CONTINUE READING

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