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    Role of the interaction between diesel particulate matter and cigarette smoke in the pathophysiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

    LANONE S.; AMATA N.; BACHOUAL R.; AUBIER M.; BOCZKOWSKI J.
    INSERM U408, Faculté Xavier Bichat, Paris, France
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease state characterized by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible, leading to respiratory insufficiency. Flow limitation is secondary to the remodeling of the pulmonary parenchyma (called...