Prediction of risk of COPD exacerbations by the BODE index.

@article{Marn2009PredictionOR,
  title={Prediction of risk of COPD exacerbations by the BODE index.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Mar{\'i}n and Santiago J Carrizo and Ciro Casanova and Pablo Mart{\'i}nez-Camblor and Joan B Soriano and Alvar Agust{\'i} and Bartolome R Celli},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={103 3},
  pages={373-8}
}
OBJECTIVES This study assesses the power of the BODE index, a multidimensional grading system that predicts mortality, to predict subsequent exacerbations in patients with COPD. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTIONS A total of 275 COPD patients were followed every 6 months up to 8 years (median of 5.1 years). Baseline clinical variables were recorded and the BODE index was calculated. We investigated the prognostic value of BODE quartiles (scores 0-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-10… CONTINUE READING

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