Radiology 2021 Jun 22:204052. Epub 2021 Jun 22.
From the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Tex (D.J.M., A.A., M.I.R.); Department of Radiology, University of California, San Diego, Calif (A.Y.); Division of Sleep Medicine and Circadian Disorders (W.W.), Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine (W.R.D., A.A.D.), and Department of Radiology (R.S.J.E.), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115; Department of Radiology, St. Luke's International Hospital, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Y.O.); Quinnipiac University School of Medicine, Hamden, Conn (C.M.); South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Tex (A.A., M.I.R.); Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn (T.R.A.); Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY (A.B.); Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, University of Milan Internal Medicine, and Respiratory Unit and Cystic Fibrosis Adult Center, Milan, Italy (S.A.); Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colo (K.A.Y., G.L.K.); Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala (J.M.W.); and Department of Radiology, National Jewish Health, Denver, Colo (D.A.L.).
Background Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchiectasis can overlap and share pathologic features, such as small airway disease (SAD). Whether the presence of SAD and emphysema in smokers with CT-derived bronchiectasis is associated with exacerbations is unknown. Purpose To assess whether SAD and emphysema in smokers with CT-derived bronchiectasis are associated with future exacerbations. Read More