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Abstract #2940

Alteration of cerebrovascular response for COPD patients underwent non-invasive nerve stimulation treatment in nasal cavity

Li Tieqiang1, Jan-Erik Juto1, Karin Sandek2, and Daniel Alamidi3

1Department of Medical Radiation and Nuclear Medicine, Karolinska university Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden, 2Capio S:t Göran, Stockholm, Sweden, 3The Royal Insititute of Technlogy, Huddinge, Sweden

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is currently the third leading mortality cause in the world. There is neither a reliable blood biomarkers to confirm its diagnosis nor curative treatment. In this study we tested the hypothesis that the lung function and cerebrovascular responsiveness for COPD patients may be altered by a novel therapy through restoration of ANS homeostasis along with the improvement of clinical symptoms.

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