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Title: Immunological aspects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Author: Cosio, Manuel G.
Saetta, Marina
Agustí García-Navarro, Àlvar
Keywords: Malalties pulmonars obstructives cròniques
Immunologia
Estadística mèdica
Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases
Immunology
Medical statistics
Issue Date: 4-Jun-2009
Publisher: Massachusetts Medical Society
Abstract: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) is a major cause of illness and death throughout the world. It affects about 10% of the general population, but its prevalence among heavy smokers can reach 50%.COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in most industrialized countries, and it is projected to be the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2020. Tobacco smoking is the primary risk factor for the development of COPD, but other factors, such as burning biomass fuels for cooking and heating, are important causes of COPD in many developing countries....
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMra0804752
It is part of: New England Journal of Medicine, 2009, vol. 360, num. 23, p. 2445-2454
Related resource: http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMra0804752
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/46987
ISSN: 0028-4793
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