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A comparison of three multidimensional indices of COPD severity as predictors of future exacerbations

Takashi Motegi et al.
Used Parameters : FFM, FFMI

Publication Year : 2013

Country : Japan

Journal : International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Background Prediction of future exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major concern for long-term management of this disease. Aim To determine which of three multidimensional assessment systems (the body mass index, obstruction, dyspnea, and exercise capacity [BODE] index; dyspnea, obstruction, smoking, exacerbations [DOSE] index; or age, dyspnea, obstruction [ADO] index) is superior for predicting exacerbations. Methods This was a 2-year prospective cohort study of COPD …
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