The small airways in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: pathology and effects on disease progression and survival.

@article{Stewart2013TheSA,
  title={The small airways in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: pathology and effects on disease progression and survival.},
  author={Jeffrey I Stewart and Gerard J. Criner},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={109-15}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is caused by a mixture of small airway disease (obstructive bronchitis) and parenchymal lung tissue destruction (emphysema). The relative contributions of these two pathologic states vary from person to person. Having the ability to phenotype patients into predominately small airways disease or emphysema may affect the clinical management. RECENT FINDINGS Pathologic studies have shown that the progression of COPD from Global… CONTINUE READING
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