SESSION TITLE: COPD Phenotypes
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) phenotypes may have individual characteristics and different responses to corticosteroids treatment. Recent advances have provided hope for a therapeutic strategy that restores corticosteroid sensitivity by increasing histone deacetylase-2 activity by low-dose theophylline. We conducted a study to identify phenotypes with good responses to inhaled corticosteroids by high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and explored the effect of low-dose theophylline on corticosteroid sensitivity.