Anemia and hemoglobin serum levels are associated with exercise capacity and quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

@inproceedings{Ferrari2015AnemiaAH,
  title={Anemia and hemoglobin serum levels are associated with exercise capacity and quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  author={Marcello Ferrari and Lorenzo Manea and Kamel Anton and Paola Bruzzone and Mara Meneghello and Francesco Zamboni and Luigi Purgato and Lucia Cazzoletti and Pietro Ferrari and Renato Testi},
  booktitle={BMC pulmonary medicine},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the relationship between hemoglobin concentrations, functional status and health related quality of life (HRQL) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our aim was to investigate the prevalence of anemia and the association of hemoglobin with shortness of breath, exercise capacity, muscle strength and HRQL, in COPD patients. METHODS A total of 105 COPD patients (77 males, 71.6 ± 9.2 years) were studied. Patients were classified as anemic and non… CONTINUE READING
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