“Modulation of Steroid Immunosuppression by Alveolar Efferocytosis”
The long-term goals of this study are (a) to understand the biological underpinnings for the increased incidence of community-acquired pneumonia in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are treated with inhaled corticosteroids; and (b) to develop novel therapies to treated this problem using over-expression of micro-RNAs (miRNAs).
Procedure - Bronchoscopy with bilateral bronchoalveolar lavages
Bronchoscopy with bilateral bronchoalveolar lavages
Modulation of Steroid Immunosuppression by Alveolar Efferocytosis