May smoking be considered as the most important factor that determines premature death after hospitalization due to COPD exacerbation? Preliminary data.

@article{Skoczynski2014MaySB,
  title={May smoking be considered as the most important factor that determines premature death after hospitalization due to COPD exacerbation? Preliminary data.},
  author={Szymon Skoczynski and Katarzyna Mizia-Stec and Grzegorz Brożek and Aleksandra Semik-Orzech and Ewa Sozarńska and Władysław Pierzchała},
  journal={Wiadomosci lekarskie},
  year={2014},
  volume={67 2 Pt 1},
  pages={54-8}
}
INTRODUCTION COPD, cardiovascular diseases and cancer are smoking-related diseases that have been accepted as the leading causes of premature mortality worldwide. Nevertheless, smoking is still considered to be a risk rather than a prognostic factor for mortality. The aim of the study was to determine the most important factors in predicting the risk of… CONTINUE READING