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Mortality in COPD patients discharged from hospital: the role of treatment and co-morbidity
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Respiratory Medicine and Allergology.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Respiratory Medicine and Allergology.
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2006 (English)In: Respiratory research (Online), ISSN 1465-9921, E-ISSN 1465-993X, Vol. 7, 109- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background: The aim of this study was to analyse mortality and associated risk factors, with special emphasis on health status, medications and co-morbidity, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD) that had been hospitalized for acute exacerbation.

Methods: This prospective study included 416 patients from each of the five Nordic countries that were followed for 24 months. The St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) was administered. Information on treatment and co-morbidity was obtained.

Results: During the follow-up 122 (29.3%) of the 416 patients died. Patients with diabetes had an increased mortality rate [HR = 2.25 (1.28 - 3.95)]. Other risk factors were advanced age, low FEV1 and lower health status. Patients treated with inhaled corticosteroids and/or long-acting beta-2-agonists had a lower risk of death than patients using neither of these types of treatment.

Conclusion: Mortality was high after COPD admission, with older age, decreased lung function, lower health status and diabetes the most important risk factors. Treatment with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting bronchodilators may be associated with lower mortality in patients with COPD.

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2006. Vol. 7, 109- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-18283DOI: 10.1186/1465-9921-7-109ISI: 000240486200001PubMedID: 16914029OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-18283DiVA: diva2:46055
Available from: 2006-12-20 Created: 2006-12-20 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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