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Obstructive Lung Diseases: COPD Comorbidities |

Metformin and Health Care Utilization in Patients With Coexisting COPD and Diabetes

Raju Bishwakarma, MBBS; Yu-li Lin, MS; Yong-Fang Kuo, PhD; Gulshan Sharma, MBBS
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Univesity of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):896A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.996
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SESSION TITLE: COPD Comorbidities

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide

PRESENTED ON: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

PURPOSE: Skeletal muscle dysfunction is well known in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Mitochondrial dysfunction likely plays a role in skeletal muscle dysfunction. Metformin is known to enhance mitochondrial function. We aim to investigate the role of metformin in patient with coexisting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes on health care utilization in terms of all cause and COPD related hospitalization.

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