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Himanshu Desai, Karen Eschberger, Catherine Wrona, Lori Grove, Aarti Agrawal, Brydon Grant, Jingjing Yin, G. I Parameswaran, Timothy Murphy, and Sanjay Sethi (2014)

Bacterial colonization increases daily symptoms in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 11(3):303–309.

Respiratory pathogens are frequently isolated from the airways of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the absence of an exacerbation. This bacterial ``colonization'' by potential pathogens is associated with host inflammatory and immune responses, which could increase respiratory symptoms.

Aged, Cough, Dyspnea, Female, Haemophilus influenzae, Humans, Interleukin-8, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Middle Aged, Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis, Prospective Studies, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Sputum, Streptococcus pneumoniae
Aged, Cough, Dyspnea, Female, Haemophilus influenzae, Humans, Interleukin-8, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Middle Aged, Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis, Prospective Studies, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Sputum, Streptococcus pneumoniae
 
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