The use of statins and lung function in current and former smokers.

@article{Keddissi2007TheUO,
  title={The use of statins and lung function in current and former smokers.},
  author={Jean I Keddissi and Walid G Younis and Elie A Chbeir and Nadim N Daher and Tarek A Dernaika and Gary T. Kinasewitz},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2007},
  volume={132 6},
  pages={1764-71}
}
BACKGROUND Smokers are affected by a variety of inflammatory diseases, including COPD. Statins, 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme-A reductase inhibitors, are used for their lipid-lowering characteristics but also appear to have antiinflammatory and immunomodulatory activities. We assessed their ability to preserve lung function in current and former… CONTINUE READING