Cognitive and perceived health status in patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease surviving acute on chronic respiratory failure: a controlled study


Objective: To evaluate the perceived health and cognitive status in survivors of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations requiring mechanical ventilation. Design and setting: Prospective controlled cohort study in a respiratory intermediate intensive care unit. Patients: Sixty-three COPD patients at their first episode of acute on chronic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00134-001-1165-6


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