Comorbidities and short-term prognosis in patients hospitalized for acute exacerbation of COPD: the EPOC en Servicios de medicina interna (ESMI) study.

@article{Almagro2012ComorbiditiesAS,
  title={Comorbidities and short-term prognosis in patients hospitalized for acute exacerbation of COPD: the EPOC en Servicios de medicina interna (ESMI) study.},
  author={Pedro L Almagro and Francisco Javier Pedroza Cabrera and J de M D{\'i}ez and Ram{\'o}n Boixeda and M Belen Alonso Ortiz and Cristina Murio and Joan B Soriano},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2012},
  volume={142 5},
  pages={1126-1133}
}
BACKGROUND Comorbidities are frequent in patients hospitalized for COPD exacerbation, but little is known about their relation with short-term mortality and hospital readmissions. Our hypothesis is that the frequency and type of comorbidities impair the prognosis within 12 weeks after discharge. METHODS A longitudinal, observational, multicenter study of patients hospitalized for a COPD exacerbation with spirometric confirmation was performed. Comorbidity information was collected using the… CONTINUE READING
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