As COPD becomes more advanced, sometimes the lungs develop "air trapping", where because the lungs become stretched out, they don't empty old air from breathing as well as they should. This also means that the most diseased parts of the lungs, which don't exchange air when we breathe, take up more space in the chest, and prevent healthier parts of the lung from working as well.
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The UCLA COPD and Alpha-1 research program links patients, providers, and scientists to further the understanding and treatment of these conditions. UCLA conducts several types of research. Patients are eligible to participate in a research study at UCLA whether or not their doctors are here at UCLA.
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Demonstrating continued excellence in the field of COPD, the UCLA Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Program along with its varied Centers of Excellence, is often the subject of stories in newspapers, magazines, and journals.
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