The lung tissue microbiome in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

RATIONALE Based on surface brushings and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, Hilty and coworkers demonstrated microbiomes in the human lung characteristic of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which have now been confirmed by others. OBJECTIVES To extend these findings to human lung tissue samples. METHODS DNA from lung tissue samples… CONTINUE READING