High-risk patients following hospitalisation for an acute exacerbation of COPD.

@article{Piquet2013HighriskPF,
  title={High-risk patients following hospitalisation for an acute exacerbation of COPD.},
  author={Jacques Piquet and J M Chavaillon and Philippe David and Florian Martin and François Blanchon and Nicolas J-H. Roche},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={946-55}
}
The aim of this study was to assess long-term mortality and predictive factors of death after hospital admission for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 1824 patients (23.2% female; mean age 70.3±11.3 years) consecutively admitted for acute exacerbation of COPD in the respiratory medicine departments of 68 general hospitals between October 2006 and June 2007 were prospectively enrolled in a follow-up cohort. Their vital status was documented between October 2010… CONTINUE READING

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