COPD and tobacco smoke

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammation of the airways, including the parenchyma and the pulmonary vasculature. The burden of COPD is increasing around the world in terms of morbidity and mortality in adult population. Active smoking is a major risk factor for COPD, al...

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Main Author: M. Bartal
Format: Article
Published: PAGEPress Publications 2005-12-01
Series:Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease
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