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noviembre 17, 2020

Effect of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease combined with ventilator-associated pneumonia on patient outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

The purpose of the present systematic review and meta-analysis was to uncover whether chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as a co-morbidity influences outcomes of patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) compared to VAP alone and whether the development of VAP in patients with COPD is associated with poor outcome in comparison to COPD alone. An electronic search of the PubMed, Embase, Scopus, BioMed Central, CENTRAL and Google scholar databases for all types of studies…