Marianka P. Genova

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INTRODUCTION 31-77% of patients with COPD have vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency, with results being highly variable between studies. Vitamin D may also correlate with disease characteristics. AIM To find out the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in patients with COPD admitted for exacerbation and a risk factors for lower vitamin D(More)
INTRODUCTION Diabetes mellitus (DM) is estimated to affect 2-37% of COPD patients, results varying widely between studies. DM may also correlate with quality of life and lung function. AIM To examine correlations between DM and quality of life and lung function in COPD patients admitted to hospital with exacerbation of COPD. PATIENTS AND METHODS A(More)
Introduction. The metabolic syndrome (MS) affects 21-53% of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with a higher prevalence in the early stages of COPD, with results being highly variable between studies. MS may also affect natural course of COPD-number of exacerbations, quality of life and lung function. Aim. To examine the prevalence(More)
INTRODUCTION One-year mortality in COPD patients is reported to be between 4% and 43%, depending on the group examined. AIM To examine the one-year mortality in COPD patients after severe exacerbation and the correlation between mortality and patients' characteristics and comorbidities. METHODS A total of 152 COPD patients hospitalized for severe(More)
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