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Thursday, December 18, 2014
C.O.P.D. end stages and life expectancy
My mom was diagnosed with C.O.P.D. A year and a half ago she had lung reduction surgery and has since been in and out of the hospital with various bacterial infections. The doctor told me last night that she has end stage C.O.P.D. What does that mean and what does it mean in terms of life expectancy?
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Mitchell C Rashkin, MD
Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati