COPD and death: what exactly is the relationship?

Rudolf, Michael
May 2007
Thorax;May2007, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p378
Academic Journal
The article comments on a study by L.P. McGarvey and colleagues on cause-specific mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Great Britain. The study categorized the cause of death and its relationship to COPD in patients who died during the course of the study. It was found that mortality can be decreased by targeting exacerbation frequency, the development of pneumonia and prevention and control of cardiovascular morbidities.


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