The role of bronchodilator treatment in the prevention of exacerbations of COPD

@inproceedings{Wedzicha2012TheRO,
  title={The role of bronchodilator treatment in the prevention of exacerbations of COPD},
  author={Jadwiga A Wedzicha and Marc Decramer and Terence A.R. Seemungal},
  booktitle={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2012}
}
Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are natural events in the progression of the disease, and are characterised by acute worsening of symptoms, especially dyspnoea. These heterogeneous events follow increased airway inflammation, often due to infection, and lead to decreased airflow and increased lung hyperinflation relative to stable COPD. Although exacerbation frequency generally increases as COPD progresses, some patients experience frequent exacerbations (≥ 2 per… CONTINUE READING
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