Prognostic value of bronchiectasis in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{MartinezGarca2013PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of bronchiectasis in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Miguel {\'A}ngel Martinez-Garc{\'i}a and David de la Rosa Carrillo and Juan-Jos{\'e} Soler-Catalu{\~n}a and Yolanda Donat-Sanz and Pablo Catal{\'a}n Serra and Marco Agramunt Lerma and Javier Ballest{\'i}n and Irene Valero S{\'a}nchez and Maria Jose Selma Ferrer and Anna Roma Dalfo and Montserrat Bertomeu Valdecillos},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={187 8},
  pages={
          823-31
        }
}
RATIONALE The prevalence of bronchiectasis is high in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and it has been associated with exacerbations and bacterial colonization. These have demonstrated some degree of prognostic value in patients with COPD but no information about the relationship between bronchiectasis and mortality in patients with COPD is currently available. OBJECTIVES To assess the prognostic value of bronchiectasis in patients with moderate-to… CONTINUE READING
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