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By M. Cazzola, S. Sethi, F. Blasi, A. Anzueto

The mentioned variability within the prevalence and severity of persistent breathing illnesses similar to bronchial asthma and COPD, makes potent therapy more challenging, and the social and fiscal bills of those ailments the entire better. Acute exacerbations are multi-factorial in starting place, and are recognized to be associated with a few elements together with allergens, atmospheric pollutants and infectious brokers. potent therapy calls for a equally complicated procedure that addresses all of the part motives. this article brings jointly present wisdom of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of those episodes, and the newest experimental types wherein researchers are searching for to enhance our knowing in their prevalence and development. The publication concludes with a assessment of the most recent rules on treatment for exacerbations. The authors overview the person efficacy of present remedies within the gentle of this information and current new thoughts for formulating powerful healing regimes.

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Biernacki WA, Kharitonov SA, Barnes PJ. Increased leukotriene B4 and 8-isoprostane in exhaled breath condensate of patients with exacerbations of COPD. Thorax 2003; 58:294–298. Aaron SD, Angel JB, Lunau M et al. Granulocyte inflammatory markers and airway infection during acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 163:349– 355. Crooks SW, Bayley DL, Hill SL et al. Bronchial inflammation in acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis: the role of leukotriene B4.

3 Pathophysiology of COPD exacerbations G. Turato, K. Lokar-Oliani, S. Baraldo, M. Saetta INTRODUCTION Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic disease characterised by an airflow limitation that is not fully reversible and a progressive decline in lung function, exercise capacity and health status. This underlying state is punctuated by exacerbations of symptoms that vary in severity and frequency both among different patients and during the course of a single patient’s illness [1].

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