Airway and systemic irritation predict COPD exacerbation By Lucy Piper.

All rights reserved. Neither of the parties endorse or recommend any commercial products, services, or equipment.. Airway and systemic irritation predict COPD exacerbation By Lucy Piper, Senior MedwireNews Reporter Experts have found a connection between increased airway and systemic inflammation and frequent exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease . This process might also expand to asthma patients, as frequent asthma exacerbations were significantly connected with systemic inflammation, although there is only a pattern towards a link with airway inflammation.Hopewell, Ph.D., Lingyao Zeng, M.Sc., Themistocles L. Assimes, M.D., Ph.D., Stavroula Kanoni, Ph.D., Christina Willenborg, Ph.D., Stephen Burgess, Ph.D., Phillipe Amouyel, M.D., Ph.D., Sonia Anand, F.R.C.P.C., Stefan Blankenberg, M.D., Bernhard O. Boehm, M.D., Robert J. Clarke, F.R.C.P., Rory Collins, F.R.C.P.E., George Dedoussis, Ph.D., Martin Farrall, F.R.C.Path., Paul W. Franks, Ph.D., Leif Groop, M.D., Ph.D., Alistair S. Hall, F.R.C.P., Anders Hamsten, M.D., Ph.D., Christian Hengstenberg, M.D., G. Kees Hovingh, M.D., Ph.D., Erik Ingelsson, M.D., Ph.D., Sekar Kathiresan, M.D., Frank Kee, M.D., Inke R.D., Jaspal Kooner, F.R.C.P.D., Ph.D.D., Ruth McPherson, F.R.C.P.C., Andres Metspalu, M.D., Ph.D., Markku S.