Overlap Syndrome in Respiratory Medicine: Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Alexandru Corlateanu; Valeria Pripa; Gloria Montanari; Victor Botnaru;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
  • Journal: Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Medicine (issn: 2345-2447, eissn: 2322-5750)
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  • Subject: RC666-701 | Phenotypes | Diseases of the respiratory system | Syndrome | Pulmonary Disease | Diseases of the circulatory (Cardiovascular) system | Asthma-COPD Overlap | Chronic Obstructive | RC705-779
    mesheuropmc: respiratory system | respiratory tract diseases

Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are highly prevalent chronic diseases in the general population. Both are characterized by similar mechanisms: airway inflammation, airway obstruction, and airway hyperresponsiveness. However, the distinction betwe... View more
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