A clinical in-hospital prognostic score for acute exacerbations of COPD

  title={A clinical in-hospital prognostic score for acute exacerbations of COPD},
  author={Nicolas J-H. Roche and J M Chavaillon and Cyril Maurer and Mahmoud Zureik and Jacques Piquet},
  booktitle={Respiratory research},
BACKGROUND The use of a severity score to help orientation decisions could improve the efficiency of care for acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD). We previously developed a score ('2008 score', based on age, dyspnea grade at steady state and number of clinical signs of severity) predicting in-hospital mortality in patients with AECOPD visiting emergency departments (EDs). External validity of this score remained to be assessed. OBJECTIVES To test the predictive properties of the '2008 score… CONTINUE READING
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