Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2017, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (6): 841-845.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2017.06.018

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Exhaled Air Molecules and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Yan ZHENG1,2, Jun WANG1, Qiugen LI1()   

  1. 1Department of Respiratory Medicine,Jiangxi Province People’s Hospital,Nanchang 330006,China;
    2Department of Medicine,Graduate School,Nanchang University,Nanchang 330006,China
  • Received:2017-06-30 Online:2017-12-20 Published:2017-12-20
  • Supported by:
    Supported by the National Natural Sciences Foundation of China (30960143) and the Major Projects of Jiangxi Provincial Science and Technology Department (20151BBB70267)


Chronic airway inflammation,a main pathologic process of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),can trigger inflammation cells and airway structure cells to produce bioactive molecules,which play key roles in the pathogenesis of COPD and are also an efficient indicators for the diagnosis and treatment of COPD. This article reviews the important roles of these exhaled air molecules in the diagnosis and treatment of COPD,with an attempt to offer new strategies in the management of COPD.

Key words: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic airway inflammation, exhaled air molecules

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