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Pustular Eruption in the ICU

Sometimes, appropriate treatment can introduce new problems for patients who are already seriously ill. This was true for a 62-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, atrial fibrillation, and peripheral vascular disease. He was admitted to the hospital for a gangrenous right foot, and his medications on admission included aspirin, gabapentin, paroxetine, […]

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Comorbidities, Patient Knowledge, and Disease Management in a National Sample of Patients with COPD

Comorbidities are common in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and likely add to the complexity and cost of care. Patient self-knowledge about COPD is lower than for cardiovascular comorbidities. COPD is undertreated compared with generally asymptomatic, less morbid conditions such as hypertension. Abstract Objective COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United […]

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