volume 19, issue 6, P353-358 1998
DOI: 10.2500/108854198778612672
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Abstract: Recently, much attention has been focused on the airway structural changes accompanying chronic, severe asthma, and the potential ramifications of these changes for airway function and medical management. Airway remodeling may exaggerate airway narrowing by: (i) thickening of the airway wall internal to the smooth muscle, thereby increasing the luminal obstruction generated by a given degree of smooth muscle shortening; (ii) increasing the amount of smooth muscle, thereby increasing shortening; and/or (iii) re…

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