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Cigarette smoke retention and bronchodilation in patients with COPD. A controlled randomized trial

van Dijk, Wouter D.; Heijdra, Yvonne; Lenders, Jacques W.M.; Klerx, Walther; Akkermans, Reinier; van der Pouw, Anouschka; Van Weel, Chris; Scheepers, Paul T.J.; Schermer, Tjard R.J.


Introduction: Bronchodilators are the cornerstone for symptomatic treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Many patients use these agents while persisting in their habit of cigarette smoking. We hypothesized that bronchodilators increase pulmonary retention of cigarette smoke and hence the risk of smoking-related (cardiovascular) disease. Our aim was to investigate if bronchodilation causes increased pulmonary retention of cigarette smoke in patients with COPD. Methods: A...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Respiratory Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.rmed.2012.09.019


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