27 Jun COPD: New BODE Index May Be Better Predictor of Mortality
MedicalResearch: What are the main findings of the study?
Dr. Torres: The BODE Index (BMI, Obstruction, Dyspnea, Exercise ) predicts mortality better than the GOLD ABCD (The Global Obstructive Lung Disease) grading and adding the COTE (Copd cO-morbidity TEst ) comorbidity Index to the BODE Index is complementary and provides an excellent predictive capacity for all-cause mortality in COPD patients.
MedicalResearch: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?
Dr. Torres: Multidimensional evaluation in COPD patients including comorbidities allows us to more precisely predict short and long-term all-cause mortality.
MedicalResearch: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Dr. Torres: Future research in other COPD cohorts should confirm our findings and give support to the use of the BODE and COTE indexes in daily clinical practice.
Juan P de Torres, Ciro Casanova, Jose M Marín, Victor Pinto-Plata, Miguel Divo, Javier J Zulueta, Juan Berto, Jorge Zagaceta, Pablo Sanchez-Salcedo, Carlos Cabrera, Santiago Carrizo, Claudia Cote, Bartolome R Celli