Post-bronchodilator Reversibility of FEV1 and Eosinophilic Airway Inflammation in COPD.

@article{Chou2017PostbronchodilatorRO,
  title={Post-bronchodilator Reversibility of FEV1 and Eosinophilic Airway Inflammation in COPD.},
  author={K C Chou and K A Su and Yi-Han Hsiao and Shiang-Fen Huang and Hsin-Kuo B. Ko and Ching-Min Tseng and Vincent Yi-Fong Su and Diahn-warng Perng},
  journal={Archivos de bronconeumologia},
  year={2017},
  volume={53 10},
  pages={
          547-553
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The relationship between bronchodilator responsiveness and eosinophilic airway inflammation has not been well documented in COPD. It has been investigated in this retrospective study. This issue has grown in importance due to increasing interest in the asthma-COPD overlap syndrome. METHODS 264 stable COPD patients with no past history of asthma were retrospectively analyzed. Correlation analyses between FEV1 reversibility and sputum eosinophil levels were conducted. Sputum… CONTINUE READING