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Environmental exposures and phenotype of non-smoking COPD

Correspondence to Author: Sameer Arbat, 

Ketki Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, India


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is strongly associated with tobacco smoking and it is the increasing cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The prevalence of COPD among never smokers varies widely across regions, areas, and nations. COPD in smokers has been extensively explored worldwide, however, COPD in non-smokers is under-explored and there is limited data available on nonsmoking COPD. We determined the role of environmental pollution and biomass fuel exposure in COPD patients who were non-smokers. We evaluated the clinical profile of nonsmokers with COPD in a retrospective observational study. 180 non-smoker COPD patients were selected from the year 2016-to 2018. We found that many patients with COPD are non-smokers and the incidence is higher among the rural population, suggesting that non-smoking COPD is evolving rapidly due to biomass smoke and other environmental pollutant exposures.

Key words:Non-smoking COPD; Phenotypes; air pollution; biomass; occupational exposure


Sameer Arbat1, Irfan Rahman2. Environmental exposures and phenotype of non-smoking COPD. Annals of Critical Care and Medicine 2024.

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  • Journal Name: Annals of Critical Care and Medicine
  • Impact Factor: 2.709**
  • ISSN: 2770-4440
  • DOI: 10.52338/accm
  • Short Name: ACCM
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Volume: 6 (2024)
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