Table 2: Characteristics of the 11 patients hospitalized with exacerbated COPD.


Female, %63.6
Age, y65.5 ± 11.1
Smoking (pack-years)56.3 ± 39.9
FFMI, Kg/m216.1 ± 2.16
BMI, Kg/m226.0 ± 4.72
BODE index6.0 ± 1.7
Charlson index3.2 ± 2.0
6MWD, m
224.8 ± 114.2

Values ​​expressed as mean ± standard deviation. All patients were receiving oral corticosteroids, inhaled bronchodilators, and antibiotics. FFMI: fat free mass index; BMI: body mass index; BODE: body mass index, airflow obstruction, dyspnea, and exercise capacity; 6MWD: six-minute walk distance.