ArticleChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and CytokinesAngerio, Allan D. PhDAuthor Information Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, Washington, District of Colombia. Corresponding Author: Allan D. Angerio, PhD, Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, Box 571107, 3700 Reservoir Rd, NW, Washington, DC 20057 ([email protected]). Critical Care Nursing Quarterly: October 2008 - Volume 31 - Issue 4 - p 321-323 doi: 10.1097/01.CNQ.0000336818.27418.cd Buy Metrics Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Understanding what happens at a cellular level will lead to more effective treatments. Interleukins and transforming growth factor-β are important inflammatory mediators that may be significant in the evolution of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.