Comparison of in-hospital mortality in patients with COPD, asthma and asthma-COPD overlap exacerbations.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Obstructive airway diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have airflow limitation associated with chronic inflammation. Using a national inpatient database in Japan, we aimed to evaluate factors affecting in-hospital mortality in patients with asthma, COPD or asthma-COPD overlap (ACO). METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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