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The Comorbidity of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Peripheral Artery Disease - A Systematic Review.
The comorbidity of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is obvious from a clinical point of view, especially as smoking is an important risk factor for both.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is not a risk factor for polyneuropathy: A prospective controlled study.
Polyneuropathy has been observed in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). If polyneuropathy occurs as a complication or extrapulmonary manifestation of COPD, one would expect an increased prevalence among patients with a cryptogenic axonal polyneuropathy.
Diagnosis and Outpatient Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Review.
Importance: There are 30 million adults (12%) in the United States who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease accounts for 3.2% of all physician office visits annually and is the fourth leading cause of death (126 000 deaths per year).
The asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome (ACOS): opportunities and challenges.
Purpose of review: Some individuals share characteristics of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) has been defined as symptoms of increased variability of airflow in association with an incompletely reversible airflow obstruction.