SESSION TITLE: Novel Predictors of COPD Outcomes
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
PURPOSE: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death, and is characterized by variable but progressive lung function decline. The mechanisms underlying this progression are not well understood. Given our recent description of a bronchial airway gene expression signature associated with COPD and lung function impairment, we sought to determine whether airway gene expression profiling could be used to develop a prognostic signature that predicts rapid decline in lung function in individuals with COPD.