Friday, September 12, 2014

Alveolus: Impact of anemia on functional state of patients with COPD

Dear friends we are happy to present our study which was published today on line in Alveolus - The Official Journal of the Respiratory Assembly of Hellenic Society for the Advancement of Biomedical Research! 
http://alveolus.net/taxonomy/term/4

Special thanks to our friend and Editor in Chief of Alveolus  Alexandros G. Mathioudakis!

Background: The occurrence and prevalence of anemia in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been little studied. Recent studies prove that anemia in patients with COPD is highly prevalent and associated with increased mortality. Anemia is such a common and simple clinical finding that its real physiologic relevance in COPD can be frequently underestimated.
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of anemia in patients with COPD and to analyse the associations between hemoglobin levels and some clinical outcomes.
You can access full text of the article on official site of Alveolus: http://alveolus.net/taxonomy/term/4

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