Mental health, serum biomarkers and survival in severe COPD: a pilot study

  title={Mental health, serum biomarkers and survival in severe COPD: a pilot study},
  author={Christian Zilz and Stefan H. Blaas and Michael Pfeifer and Rudolf A. J{\"o}rres and Stephan Budweiser},
  booktitle={Multidisciplinary respiratory medicine},
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) impairs physical status and impacts on mental health. This prospective study was designed to assess associations between mental health and systemic biomarkers, and their combined relationship with long-term survival in stable severe COPD. METHODS Forty-five patients with severe but stable COPD (forced expiratory volume in 1 s of 29.8 (quartiles: 22.6; 41.4) %predicted) were assessed using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS… CONTINUE READING
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