Neurological and endocrinological disorders: orphans in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Doehner2011NeurologicalAE,
  title={Neurological and endocrinological disorders: orphans in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Wolfram Doehner and Karl Georg Haeusler and Matthias Endres and Stefan D. Anker and W. MacNee and Mitja Lainscak},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={105 Suppl 1},
  pages={S12-9}
}
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are often characterised by a range of characteristic co-morbidities that interfere with their pulmonary disease. In addition to a mere association with co-morbidities, a complex pathophysiological interaction and mutual augmentation occurs between COPD and its co-morbidities that may result in disease progression and increased morbidity and mortality. An interdisciplinary approach is required both for diagnosis and treatment to target… CONTINUE READING
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