The prevalence of clinically-relevant comorbid conditions in patients with COPD: a cross-sectional study using data from NHANES 1999-2008 Full Text
BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 06/14/2012
Schnell KM et al. – The study indicates that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management may need to take into account a complex spectrum of comorbidities. This work identifies which conditions are most common in a nationally–representative set of COPD patients (physician–diagnosed), a necessary step for setting research priorities and developing clinical practice guidelines that address COPD within the context of comorbidity.