COPD Prognosis

COPD Prognosis - 1 1L is about 4 years. A multidimensional...

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Prognosis The outlook for patients with significant COPD is poor. An important predictor of survival is the degree of pulmonary dysfunction at the time the patient is first seen. The median survival of pa- tients with severe FEV
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Unformatted text preview: 1 1L is about 4 years. A multidimensional index (the BODE index), which includes body mass index, airway obstruction (FEV 1 ), dyspnea, and exercise capacity, predicts death better than FEV 1 alone....
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