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BACKGROUND There is limited information about factors associated with mortality of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) admitted to hospital because of an acute exacerbation. (More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus has long been associated with cardiovascular events. Nevertheless, the higher burden of traditional cardiovascular risk factors reported in high-income countries is(More)
BACKGROUND To describe incidence, characteristics and outcomes of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) during hospitalization among patients with or without type 2 diabetes (T2DM). METHODS We used(More)
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is strongly related to the in-hospital and short-term prognosis in patients with cardiovascular diseases needing surgical or invasive interventions. How(More)