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Dementia May Increase Health Risks Among Hospitalized COPD Patients.

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Dementia May Increase Health Risks Among Hospitalized COPD Patients.
Taiwanese researchers examined data on one million individuals collected between 2000 and 2010 and found that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and dementia have an elevated risk for acute respiratory dysfunction, severe sepsis, and hospital mortality. More specifically, they found that patients with both conditions were 1.38 times more at risk for severe sepsis, 1.39 times more at risk for acute respiratory dysfunction, and 1.69 times more at risk of dying during their hospital stay.
Medicine, June 2015

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