Determinants of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease severity in the late-elderly differ from those in younger patients Pulmonary Medicine

Mizuha Haraguchi, Hidetoshi Nakamura, Mamoru Sasaki, Masaki Miyazaki, Shotaro Chubachi, Saeko Takahashi, Koichiro Asano, Paul W. Jones, Tomoko Betsuyaku

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Abstract

Background: Although the age range of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients is broad, few studies have focused on the effects of age on disease characteristics. Methods: Keio University and affiliated hospitals established an observational COPD cohort. Patients were assessed using high resolution computed tomography (CT) to quantify emphysema, health status using the COPD assessment test (CAT) and the St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ), spirometry, echocardiogram, dual X-ray absorption of bone, biomarkers and comorbid diagnoses. We examined the characteristics of COPD patients aged 75 and over compared with patients below 75. Results: A total of 443 patients comprising 252 patients aged

Original languageEnglish
Article number7
JournalBMC Research Notes
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 4

Keywords

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Comorbidity
  • Elderly
  • Emphysema
  • Symptom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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