Article Abstract

The bronchoscopic interventions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease according to different phenotypes

Authors: Jian-Jun Zhang, Yan Yin, Gang Hou

Abstract

Bronchoscopic interventions are valuable adjuncts to the pharmacologic therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But different phenotypes of COPD patients showed different clinical responses to the same or similar therapy. The optimal selection of bronchoscopic interventions for COPD patients also needs to be based on the phenotypes. According to the different phenotypes, novel interventional pulmonology techniques which were used for COPD treatments in daily clinical practice or clinical trials have been described extensively throughout our current review.