Mortality in COPD patients discharged from hospital: the role of treatment and co-morbidity
Cast your vote
You can rate an item by clicking the amount of stars they wish to award to this item.
When enough users have cast their vote on this item, the average rating will also be shown.
Your vote was cast
Thank you for your feedback
Thank you for your feedback
Ulrik, Charlotte Suppli
Nieminen, Markku M
MetadataShow full item record
CitationRespir. Res. 2006, 7:109
AbstractBACKGROUND: 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.
DescriptionTo access full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink "Full Text" at the bottom of this page
- Long-term survival in patients hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a prospective observational study in the Nordic countries.
- Authors: Gudmundsson G, Ulrik CS, Gislason T, Lindberg E, Brøndum E, Bakke P, Janson C
- Issue date: 2012
- Predictors of 6-month mortality in elderly patients with mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease discharged from a medical ward after acute nonacidotic exacerbation.
- Authors: Ranieri P, Bianchetti A, Margiotta A, Virgillo A, Clini EM, Trabucchi M
- Issue date: 2008 May
- Survival with tiotropium compared to long-acting Beta-2-agonists in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
- Authors: Gershon AS, Wang L, To T, Luo J, Upshur RE
- Issue date: 2008 Aug
- Risk factors for rehospitalisation in COPD: role of health status, anxiety and depression.
- Authors: Gudmundsson G, Gislason T, Janson C, Lindberg E, Hallin R, Ulrik CS, Brøndum E, Nieminen MM, Aine T, Bakke P
- Issue date: 2005 Sep
- Adherence to treatment guidelines and long-term survival in hospitalized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
- Authors: Sarc I, Jeric T, Ziherl K, Suskovic S, Kosnik M, Anker SD, Lainscak M
- Issue date: 2011 Aug