Non-interventional multicentre observational prospective database focusing on the collection and analysis of data on real mortality and morbidity in an unselected population of COPD patients.
start of the project: January 2013
The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the occurrence of chronic bronchitis or emphysema, a pair of commonly co-existing diseases of the lungs in which the airways narrow over time. This limits airflow to and from the lungs, causing shortness of breath (dyspnoea). In clinical practice, COPD is defined by its characteristically low airflow on lung function tests. In contrast to asthma, this limitation is poorly reversible and usually gets increasingly worse over time.
Worldwide, COPD ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in 1990. It is projected to become the fourth leading cause of death worldwide by 2030, due to an increase in smoking rates and demographic changes in many countries.
Prognosis of patients is very poor, COPD is a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality. Up-to-date and precise epidemiological data describing the situation in the Czech Republic is currently unavailable.
The COPD registry is a non-interventional multicentre observational prospective database focusing on the collection and analysis of data on real mortality and morbidity in an unselected population of COPD patients. Monitoring is done at the occasion of regular check-ups, followed by retrospective search of data in the documentation, and a record into the registry.
The project was initiated at the Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses of the Masaryk University (IBA MU) and has continued at the Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses Ltd (IBA Ltd), a university company.
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