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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and community acquired pneumonia: Much more to clarify

Published:December 27, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2017.12.012
      Recently, De Miguel Diez et al. [
      • de Miguel-Díez J.
      • López-de-Andrés A.
      • Hernández-Barrera V.
      • Jiménez-Trujillo I.
      • Méndez-Bailón M.
      • de Miguel-Yanes J.M.
      • et al.
      Impact of COPD on outcomes in hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia: analysis of the Spanish national hospital discharge database (2004–2013).
      ] have published an interesting study concluding that the incidence of hospitalizations for community acquired pneumonia (CAP) increased over time in patients with and without COPD, being higher in the COPD population, and showing no differences in mortality between COPD and non-COPD patients. There are a few ideas reflected in the results and discussion of the study that we want to highlight.
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