Published in Blood Weekly, July 2nd, 2009
"In addition, as COPD results from inflammation and/or alterations in repair mechanisms, the ''spill-over'' of inflammatory mediators into the circulation may result in important systemic manifestations of the disease, such as skeletal muscle wasting and cachexia. Systemic inflammation may also initiate or worsen comorbid diseases, such as ischaemic heart disease, heart...
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