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Researchers also observed no difference in 30-day mortality rates between patients in the ICU and those who received regular inpatient care in another hospital unit.
A strong inverse association between total fruit and vegetable consumption and COPD was observed in smokers but not in never-smokers.
Patients receiving vitamin D for deficiency without bolus doses experienced the most benefit.
Polyvalent pneumococcal vaccines offered protection against community-acquired pneumonia in COPD patients.
Budesonide/formoterol treatment decreased exacerbations in COPD after 3 months.
Self-estimated life expectancy rates may differ from clinician-estimated rates of survival.
Many patients with COPD report morning symptoms that are negatively associated with physical activity.
The multidisciplinary care intervention did not reduce COPD readmissions or achieve substantial savings.
The GOLD Report includes a revised definition of COPD and updates guidelines for managing exacerbations.
It is important to use the right terminology when discussing medical terms, specifically ones associated with smoke-related respiratory conditions, according to the researchers.