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Project: Epidemiologic study of risk factors for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

project duration
01-JAN-09 – 31-DEC-12
abstract
The aim of this coordinated, multidisciplinary epidemiologic research is to identify novel COPD susceptibility genes and to elucidate the role of the systemic inflammation in the pathogenesis of COPD. Within a large prospective population-based cohort, the role of systemic inflammation will be investigated in the pathogenesis of COPD as well as in the extrathoracic consequences / comorbidities of COPD.