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COPD Exacerbation Blood and Urine Biomarkers Study

This will be a prospective study examining serum levels of MMP-13 and alpha-1 antitrypsin as well as other biomarkers as well as urine biomarkers of smoking status and collagen degradation in the COPD patient population. Serum and urine biomarkers at baseline and after COPD exacerbations will be assessed against change in lung function as measured by pulmonary function testing.

Sponsored by: Columbia University