Predictors of mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A 15-year follow-up study.

@article{Traver1979PredictorsOM,
  title={Predictors of mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A 15-year follow-up study.},
  author={Gayle Traver and Marvin G. Cline and Benjamin Burrows},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1979},
  volume={119 6},
  pages={895-902}
}
The relative usefulness of various initial findings in predicting survival is reported for 200 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who have been followed for approximately 15 years. After 5 years of follow-up, subjects 62 or more years of age showed a poorer survival rate than younger subjects. After controlling for age, the per cent predicted forced expiratory volume in 1 sec after administration of bronchodilator was the best indicator of prognosis. In subjects less than 65… CONTINUE READING

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