Susceptibility to Exacerbation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
N Engl J Med. 2010 Sep 16;363(12):1128-1138
Authors: Hurst JR, Vestbo J, Anzueto A, Locantore N, MÃ¼llerova H, Tal-Singer R, Miller B, Lomas DA, Agusti A, Macnee W, Calverley P, Rennard S, Wouters EF, Wedzicha JA
This study examined the rate of exacerbations among patients with COPD over a period of 3 years. The strongest predictor of an exacerbation in a given year was the presence of an exacerbation in the previous year.
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