[COLIBRI: Improving clinical practice and producing relevant scientific data]

Rev Mal Respir. 2016 Jan;33(1):5-16. doi: 10.1016/j.rmr.2015.02.090. Epub 2015 Jul 7.
[Article in French]


COLIBRI-COPD is a francophone consultation web portal accessible to pulmonologists in the hospital and in the community. We present this observation which describes the phenotype of COPD patients entered (anthropometry, exposures, addictions, functional impairments, questionnaires: MRC, DIRECT, CAT, HAD, Epworth, co-morbidities, incidence of exacerbations, drug treatment or other treatments). The results of the first 1079 patients show a high level of completeness for the main data items. A comparison of patients seen in outpatient consultations shows significant variability between patients with the same GOLD stage, regarding the incidence of exacerbations, signs of anxiety-depression, of diabetes mellitus, or the prescriptions of anticholinergics and inhaled corticosteroids. These initial results suggest that data collection in real life gives a reliable database to obtain longitudinal data on various aspects of COPD. The data quality (completeness, reliability) is partly related to the usability of the web tool and to the possibility of doing self-assessment of practitioners' own recorded data.

Keywords: BPCO; Base de données; COPD; Database; Navigateur Internet; Observational study; Phenotype; Phénotype; Web browser; Étude observationnelle.

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Factual*
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive*
  • Quality Improvement