Peak expiratory flow rate as predictor of inpatient death in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Iglesia2005PeakEF,
  title={Peak expiratory flow rate as predictor of inpatient death in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Fernando de la Iglesia and Jos{\'e} Luis D{\'i}az and Salvador F. Pita and Ricardo Nicol{\'a}s and Vicente Ramos and Carlos Pellicer and Fernando Diz-Lois},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={98 3},
  pages={266-72}
}
OBJECTIVES Few studies analyze hospital deaths and related factors in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who require hospitalization. METHODS A cross-sectional study was done with 284 patients who had been admitted consecutively to the Short Stay Medical Unit at the Juan Canalejo Hospital in A Coruña. RESULTS Eleven patients (3.9%) died. The independent variables for predicting death were the peak expiratory flow (OR, 0.96; 95% CI, 0.94 to 0.98), long… CONTINUE READING
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