TITLE

Pharmacotherapy and airway remodelling in asthma?

AUTHOR(S)
Beckett, P. A.; Howarth, P. H.
PUB. DATE
February 2003
SOURCE
Thorax;Feb2003, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p163
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Over the last few decades attention has largely focused on airway inflammation in asthma, but more recently it has been appreciated that there are important structural airway changes which have been grouped together under the term "airway remodeling". It is only now that questions have been asked about the impact of treatment on these structural changes. This review examines the nature of these structural airway changes, the mechanisms of their generation, their potential consequences, and what is known about the ability of anti-asthma treatments to modulate these changes.
ACCESSION #
13222526

 

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