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Goto T, Hirayama A, Faridi MK
Obesity and severity of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
A study was done to determine if there was an increase in severity and mortality with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients who were also obese. Researchers used data from 2012-2013 State Inpatient Databases data of seven U.S. states. 17% of COPD patients in the database were defined as obese. Obesity was shown to increase use of ventilation, increased hospital stays but not in-hospital mortality.
Citation: Goto T, Hirayama A, Faridi MK . Obesity and severity of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2018 Feb;15(2):184-91. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201706-485OC..
Keywords: Chronic Conditions, Respiratory Conditions, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Hospitalization, Mortality, Obesity