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COPD use DOSE index to predict mortality

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
Pedro Almagro, Joan B Soriano, Francisco J Cabrera, Ramon Boixeda, M Belen Alonso-Ortiz, Bienvenido Barreiro, Jesus Diez-Manglano, Cristina Murio, Josep L Heredia
BACKGROUND: No valid tools exist for evaluating the prognosis in the short and medium term after hospital discharge of patients with COPD. Our hypothesis was that a new index based on the CODEX (comorbidity, obstruction, dyspnea, and previous severe exacerbations) index can accurately predict mortality, hospital readmission, and their combination for the period from 3 months to 1 year after discharge in patients hospitalized for COPD. METHODS: A multicenter study of patients hospitalized for COPD exacerbations was used to develop the CODEX index, and a different patient cohort was used for validation...
May 2014: Chest
Josefin Sundh, Christer Janson, Karin Lisspers, Björn Ställberg, Scott Montgomery
BACKGROUND: The Dyspnoea, Obstruction, Smoking, Exacerbation (DOSE) index was designed to assess disease severity and for the clinical management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but has not been evaluated as a prognostic instrument for mortality in a population including primary care patients. AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the associations of the DOSE index with mortality in primary and secondary care COPD patients. METHODS: Information was collected from 1,111 COPD patients aged 34-75 years randomly selected from 70 Swedish primary and secondary care centres...
September 2012: Primary Care Respiratory Journal: Journal of the General Practice Airways Group
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