Inflammatory reaction in pulmonary muscular arteries of patients with mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Peinado1999InflammatoryRI,
  title={Inflammatory reaction in pulmonary muscular arteries of patients with mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Victor I Peinado and Joan Albert Barber{\`a} and Pietro Abate and Josep Ram{\'i}rez and Josep Roca and S de O Santos and Robert 6 Rodriguez-Roisin},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={159 5 Pt 1},
  pages={1605-11}
}
Endothelial dysfunction and intimal thickening have been shown in pulmonary arteries (PA) of patients with mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To investigate whether an inflammatory process related to tobacco smoking might be involved in the development of pulmonary vascular abnormalities in COPD, we characterized the inflammatory cell… CONTINUE READING