Category Archives: Disease

Airway Obstruction in Severe COPD

Lung obstruction in emphysema patients is due to the reduction of airway support and the consequent dynamic collapse of airways, particularly during forced exhalation; in emphysema patients, intrinsic airway disease is not present and resistance is entirely expiratory. Severe COPD is a combination of emphysema with varying amounts of chronic bronchitis and bronchospasm. The primary […]

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