Saturday, April 23, 2016

Link between cigarette smoking and COPD: whats new in 2016

Our new article was published in ‪#‎Pneumologia‬: from ‪#‎smoking‬ to ‪#‎COPD‬: current approaches
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains a leading cause of death all over the world. Even though it is the most intensely studied disease induced by cigarette smoking there are still incomplete researches concerning its pathophysiology and treatment. So far it has been determined the deleterious effects of the secreted molecules diversity and some feasible therapies for their diminution.
Discouraged by the fact that autoimmunity represents a black box full of surprises, identifying an autoimmune origin in COPD induced by smoking might serve not only as a starting point for new research but also strengthens the relevance of smoking cessation in such patients. By establishing tighter connections among smoking and the autoimmune origin of COPD similar to well defined autoimmune diseases there will be achievable to direct COPD’s therapy toward different classes of medicine.
In what concerns the available approaches toward smokers with COPD, the vital step in defeating the disease and preventing other noxious effects of cigarette smoking, remains smoking cessation.
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