Cough and sputum production as risk factors for poor outcomes in patients with COPD.

@article{Miravitlles2011CoughAS,
  title={Cough and sputum production as risk factors for poor outcomes in patients with COPD.},
  author={Marc Miravitlles},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={105 8},
  pages={1118-28}
}
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries, and its prevalence is projected to increase over the coming decades. According to the World Health Organization, COPD will become the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2020. COPD has a chronic and progressive course, and is often… CONTINUE READING