BioMarker Discovery in People with Asthma and COPD
21 December, 2021
Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery in people with asthma and COPD that can help in diagnosis and with potential treatments.
Pulmonologist and critical care attending physician. Clinical expertise in advanced asthma, bronchiectasis, bronchoscopy, COPD, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, lung infections, pleural disease, and pulmonary vascular disease.
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