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Educational questions
1. Which one of the following statements is true regarding COPD and its comorbidities?
The prevalence of COPD and comorbidities is consistent among different, available epide
studies due to a common standard definition and metholodology. Most people with COPD
die of chronic respiratory failure. Depression is very uncommon in people with COPD. I
corticosteroids may increase the incidence of pneumonia, yet decrease the incidence of exa
2. A 60-year-old male presents to your outpatient clinic for evaluation and management o
one of the following combinations of comorbidities is the most likely to predict mortality?
Coronary artery disease and oesophageal cancer. Depression and hyperlipidaemia.
hypertension and diabetes. Stroke and chronic renal failure.
3. Which one of the following statements is true?
People with COPD have an increased incidence of lung cancer in excess of their smoking
risk. Despite widespread belief, data from the ECLIPSE study did not identify the presenc
gastro-oesophageal reflux disease as an independent predictor of frequent COPD exacerba
The incidence of osteoporosis in COPD patients is comparable to controls. AV nodal re-
tachycardia is the most common arrhythmia in the population with COPD.
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