Project

Epidemiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) exacerbations

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2017
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Genetics
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Respiratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Respiratory medicine
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Respiratory medicine
Keywords
pulmonary disease genetics pharmaco-epidemiology
 
Project description

Acute exacerbations of COPD are a main cause of morbidity and mortality, and the biggest source of economic cost in patients with COPD. COPD exacerbations are very heterogeneous in severity, frequency and clinical presentation. This project aims to unravel clinical and genetic determinants for this heterogeneity in order to improve treatment of patients with COPD.