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.