Measurement of tumor necrosis factor-α, leukotriene B4, and interleukin 8 in the exhaled breath condensate in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

@inproceedings{Ko2009MeasurementOT,
  title={Measurement of tumor necrosis factor-α, leukotriene B4, and interleukin 8 in the exhaled breath condensate in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  author={Fanny W S Ko and Ting Fan Leung and Gary W K Wong and Jenny C N Ngai and Kin Wang To and Susanna S S Ng and David S C Hui},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Assessment of airway inflammation in the clinical course of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) may advance our understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment. OBJECTIVES To assess airway inflammation in patients during the course of AECOPD by serial analyses of their exhaled breath condensates (EBC). METHODS Twenty-six patients with AECOPD (22 males, mean[SD] percentage predicted forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV(1)) 44.8 [14.3]), 11… CONTINUE READING
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