SESSION TITLE: COPD: Etiology
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: Epidemiological studies have shown that exposure to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and cigarette smoke links with an increased risk of respiratory deaths and hospital admission of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The reasons for this are unclear. In this study, we aimed to investigate the phagocytic capacity and oxidative damage of monocyte-derived macrophages (MDM) exposure to cigarette smoke extract (CSE) and PM2.5 in COPD.