Chronic bronchitis in COPD patients is associated with increased risk of exacerbations: a cross-sectional multicentre study.

@article{Corhay2013ChronicBI,
  title={Chronic bronchitis in COPD patients is associated with increased risk of exacerbations: a cross-sectional multicentre study.},
  author={J L Corhay and Walter Vincken and Marc Schlesser and P M M Bossuyt and Johan Imschoot},
  journal={International journal of clinical practice},
  year={2013},
  volume={67 12},
  pages={1294-301}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Chronic bronchitis (CB) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients is associated with increased mortality, frequent exacerbations and faster disease progression. This study investigates the prevalence of CB in a large population of COPD patients to identify features associated with CB. METHODS Cross-sectional multicentre study in patients with Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) stages 2-4 from Belgium and Luxembourg. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING