Abbreviation: CdCl2 = cadmium
this summary of the clinical significance of the first day’s
presentations, I shall focus on three topics. The relative roles of
collagen and elastin injury in the pathogenesis of emphysema, the
cellular origin of elastases that may play a role in degrading elastin
in emphysema, and the relative roles of bronchiolitis vs emphysema in
causing airflow obstruction.