Table 2

Proposed comorbidity checklist during routine consultations for COPD

Past medical historySymptomsPhysical examinationScreening tests
High blood pressure
Diabetes mellitus
Dyslipidaemia
Inactivity/exercise
Smoking
GORD
Falls
Osteoporosis/fractures
Psychological disorders
Other respiratory disease
Usual treatment
History of exacerbations
Angina pectoris
Dyspnoea on exertion
Orthopnoea
Palpitations
Claudication
Weight changes
Musculoskeletal pain
Snoring, apnoea and daytime sleepiness
Sinus issues
Dental issues
Swallowing disorders
Depression or anxiety
BMI
Pulse palpation
Arterial blood pressure
SpO2
Focus on respiratory, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems
Low-dose thorax CT scan
Resting ECG
Echocardiography
CTCA and calcium score
5-step approach for osteoporosis
Anxiety and depression scores (HADS, HSCL-25, CCQ, BDI)
EAT-10 or other screening tests for dysphagia
Blood tests:
 Haemoglobin, iron studies
 BNP or NT-proBNP
 Fasting lipid profile
 Fasting blood glucose level, HbA1c
 Vitamin D, serum calcium, phosphate
 Creatinine

SpO2: oxygen saturation measured by pulse oximetry; NT-proBNP: N-terminal pro-BNP; HbA1c: glycated haemoglobin.