Relationship between alveolar nitric oxide concentration in exhaled air and small airway function in COPD.

Abstract

Nitrative stress is thought to be involved in the inflammatory process in COPD airways, and the alveolar nitric oxide concentration (CAlv) has been reported to be increased. However, the CAlv levels are also regulated by gas diffusion at alveolar sites. The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between the CAlv and pulmonary function in COPD… (More)
DOI: 10.1088/1752-7155/7/4/046002