Does coexistence with bronchiectasis influence intensive care unit outcome in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Gursel G.

Heart & lung : the journal of critical care, vol.35, no.1, pp.58-65, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


BACKGROUND: Bronchiectasis is associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 30% to 50% of patients. This study evaluated, whether association with bronchiectasis has any influence on morbidity and mortality in patients with COPD during their intensive care unit (ICU) stay.