By M. Cazzola, S. Sethi, F. Blasi, A. Anzueto

The stated variability within the prevalence and severity of continual breathing illnesses reminiscent of bronchial asthma and COPD, makes potent remedy tougher, and the social and financial expenditures of those illnesses all of the higher. Acute exacerbations are multi-factorial in beginning, and are identified to be associated with a couple of elements together with allergens, atmospheric pollutants and infectious brokers. powerful therapy calls for a equally complicated strategy that addresses all the part factors. this article brings jointly present wisdom of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of those episodes, and the newest experimental types wherein researchers are searching for to enhance our figuring out in their prevalence and development. The ebook concludes with a overview of the most recent rules on remedy for exacerbations. The authors assessment the person efficacy of present remedies within the gentle of this data and current new options for formulating powerful healing regimes.

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Several respiratory viruses have recently been shown to enhance bacterial adherence to respiratory epithelial cells [56]. Furthermore, H. influenzae increases the expression of ICAM-1 on respiratory epithelial cells, which would increase viral attachment to these cells [57]. Co-infection in COPD exacerbations is undoubtedly an important phenomenon with clinical relevance and it represents a new frontier for exploration [6]. SUMMARY Substantial progress has been made in the understanding of the infectious exacerbations in COPD.

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Saetta INTRODUCTION Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic disease characterised by an airflow limitation that is not fully reversible and a progressive decline in lung function, exercise capacity and health status. This underlying state is punctuated by exacerbations of symptoms that vary in severity and frequency both among different patients and during the course of a single patient’s illness [1]. Although exacerbations typically characterise the progression of COPD, controversies remain over their definition and underlying mechanisms.

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