Bode index: Un indice multidimensionale prognostico per la BPCO

Translated title of the contribution: Bode index: A multidimensional index for COPD prognosis

S. Centanni, V. Fasano, G. Petrigni, V. Valenti

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A few attempts have been made in the past to propose suitable multidimensional indices intended to the evaluation of COPD severity degree. We have here considered a recent multidimensional proposal that, starting from severity clinical and functional markers, is oriented to evaluate patient's prognosis (correlation to mortality). We then re-propose origin, advantages and clarification of a recently proposed index which has been well accepted worldwide for its easy utilization (BODE index), showing furthermore good correlation with mortality due to COPD. The individual components of such index are then discussed, which explore with good ease (although not in depth nor in detail) functional, respiratory and metabolic patient's characteristics with a prognostic view.

Translated title of the contributionBode index: A multidimensional index for COPD prognosis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)365-371
Number of pages7
JournalGIMT - Giornale Italiano delle Malattie del Torace
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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