Importance of noninvasively measured respiratory muscle overload among the causes of hospital readmission of COPD patients.


AIM To evaluate the influence of respiratory muscle overload and right cardiac overload among the possible risk factors of hospital readmission in a 1-year follow-up of a cohort of patients with moderate-to-severe COPD. METHODS A total of 112 COPD patients who were admitted consecutively to the hospital for acute exacerbation. At hospital discharge, we… (More)
DOI: 10.1378/chest.07-1796