Novel insights into the aetiology and pathophysiology of increased airway inflammation during COPD exacerbations

@article{Tsoumakidou2006NovelII,
  title={Novel insights into the aetiology and pathophysiology of increased airway inflammation during COPD exacerbations},
  author={Maria Tsoumakidou and Nikolaos Siafakas},
  journal={Respiratory Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={80 - 80}
}
Airway inflammation increases during acute exacerbations of COPD. Extrinsic factors, such as airway infections, increased air pollution, and intrinsic factors, such as increased oxidative stress and altered immunity may contribute to this increase. The evidence for this and the potential mechanisms by which various aetiological agents increase inflammation… CONTINUE READING