Determining prognosis in acute exacerbation of COPD

  title={Determining prognosis in acute exacerbation of COPD},
  author={Yves Flattet and Nicolas Garin and Jacques Serratrice and A Perrier and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Stirnemann and Sebastian Carballo},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
BACKGROUND Acute exacerbations are the leading causes of hospitalization and mortality in patients with COPD. Prognostic tools for patients with chronic COPD exist, but there are scarce data regarding acute exacerbations. We aimed to identify the prognostic factors of death and readmission after exacerbation of COPD. METHODS This was a retrospective study conducted in the Department of Internal Medicine of Geneva University Hospitals. All patients admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING
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