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Use of Quadriceps Maximal Voluntary Contraction Force (QMVC) to Predict Mortality in a Patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Swallow et al evaluated survival for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) based on the quadriceps maximal voluntary contraction force (QMVC). This can help to identify a group of patients who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the Royal Brompton Hospital in London.

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