Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and mortality from pneumonia: meta-analysis

Y K Loke, C S Kwok, J M Wong, P Sankaran, P K Myint

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Abstract

We aimed to determine whether patients with concomitant community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at greater risk of death when compared with those with CAP or acute COPD exacerbation alone. We also assessed the effect of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) on pneumonia mortality in COPD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-87
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Practice
Volume67
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • Administration, Inhalation
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cohort Studies
  • Community-Acquired Infections
  • Female
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Respiratory System Agents
  • Risk Factors

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