Incidental findings on chest CT imaging are associated with increased COPD exacerbations and mortality

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Morphological correlates of COPD such as emphysema and airway thickening detected on CT scans obtained for other non-pulmonary indications are strong independent predictors of subsequent development of acute exacerbations of COPD resulting in hospitalisation or death.

Artigo original disponível em: http://thorax.bmj.com/content/early/2015/05/29/thoraxjnl-2014-206160.abstract

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