SESSION TITLE: COPD: Etiology
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease of inflammation that is commonly induced by chronic exposure of cigarettes smoke. Unlike bronchial asthma, the pulmonary inflammation is insensitive to corticosteroids. The purpose of this study is to investigate if addition of pentoxifylline (PTX) or roflumilast (ROF), the anti-inflammatory effects of corticosteroids would be restored or potentiated.