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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and community acquired pneumonia: Additional studies are required

Published:January 08, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2018.01.006
      We have read the letter written by Santos et al. [
      • Santos M.C.
      • Tornero F.
      • Nuñez Orantos M.J.
      • Rodríguez Adrada E.
      • González del Castillo J.
      Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and community acquired pneumonia: much more to clarify.
      ], in response to the manuscript previously published by us about the impact of COPD on outcomes in hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) [
      • 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).
      ], and we would like to make some considerations about it.
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