COPD patients report significant pain, study says

05/22/2013 | HealthDay News

An analysis of data involving about 8,000 people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease found they have significant pain, comparable to that of people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, researchers are reporting at a meeting of the American Thoracic Society. The study from the Lovelace Clinic Foundation in Albuquerque, N.M., noted that COPD patients have high rates of pain medication use but that their pain did not appear to be linked to airflow obstruction.

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