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dc.creatorShin, Sun Hye
dc.creatorKwon, Sung Ok
dc.creatorKim, Victor
dc.creatorSilverman, Edwin Kepner
dc.creatorKim, Tae-Hyung
dc.creatorKim, Deog Kyeom
dc.creatorHwang, Yong Il
dc.creatorYoo, Kwang Ha
dc.creatorKim, Woo Jin
dc.creatorPark, Hye Yun
dc.identifier.citationShin, S.H., Kwon, S.O., Kim, V. et al. Association of body mass index and COPD exacerbation among patients with chronic bronchitis. Respir Res 23, 52 (2022).
dc.description.abstractBackground and objective: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with a body mass index (BMI) < 25 kg/m2 are prone to develop adverse event of pharmacological treatment for frequent exacerbation. As chronic bronchitis (CB) is one of the strong risk factors of exacerbation, we investigated the associations between BMI and COPD exacerbations in patients with CB. Methods: Patients with COPD were included from the Korean COPD Subgroup Study (KOCOSS), a multicenter observational cohort study. CB was defined using the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire and the participants were categorized according to BMI cut-off of 25 kg/m2. Exacerbations during a 1-year follow-up were compared among four groups: non-CB with BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2, non-CB with BMI < 25 kg/m2, CB with BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2, and CB with BMI < 25 kg/m2. Results: Among the 1264 patients with COPD, 451 (35.7%) had CB and 353 (27.9%) had both CB and BMI < 25 kg/m2. The COPD exacerbation risk increased across the non-CB with BMI < 25 kg/m2, CB with BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2, and CB with BMI < 25 kg/m2 groups (adjusted incidence rate ratio [95% confidence interval] 1.21 [0.89–1.62], 1.20 [0.77–1.88], and 1.41 [1.02–1.91], respectively, compared to the non-CB with BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2 group). Conclusions: COPD patients having both CB and a BMI < 25 kg/m2 are at higher risk of exacerbations. Considering that a BMI < 25 kg/m2 often limits treatment options preventing exacerbations, modified guidelines might be needed for non-obese CB patients in Asia.
dc.format.extent9 pages
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty/ Researcher Works
dc.relation.haspartRespiratory Research, Vol. 23
dc.rightsAttribution CC BY
dc.subjectBody mass index
dc.subjectChronic bronchitis
dc.titleAssociation of body mass index and COPD exacerbation among patients with chronic bronchitis
dc.type.genreJournal article
dc.description.departmentThoracic Medicine and Surgery
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dc.description.schoolcollegeLewis Katz School of Medicine
dc.temple.creatorKim, Victor

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