A systematic review of 68 randomized controlled trials found scant evidence supporting other pharmacologic interventions to treat adults with mild to severe exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). ... Antibiotics and systemic
Up to 80% of exacerbations of COPD are due to infection,” said Dr. ... It's particularly interesting that they come back in with COPD,” she said.
Researchers used claims data from Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries hospitalized for COPD in 2014 at 4,446 U.S. ... It is time that one of the most effective treatments for patients with COPD and other chronic respiratory diseases be used routinely
A patient presents to the emergency department with an acute exacerbation of COPD. ... The hospitalist documents the diagnoses as acute exacerbation of COPD with severe hypoxemia.
Researchers in London designed an educational video as an adjunct to care for patients who were hospitalized for COPD exacerbations. ... wrote. They noted that the video may be able increase delivery of COPD discharge bundles in some settings.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most frequent reasons for inpatient admission. ... method), and it is used primarily to exclude alternative diagnoses or to identify complications of COPD.
Patients with eosinophilic exacerbations are clinically indistinguishable from other patients with severe COPD exacerbations, but they may respond more rapidly to corticosteroid treatment. ... A higher eosinophil count is associated with shorter length
For stable COPD patients with respiratory symptoms and FEV. 1. less than 60% predicted, treatment with inhaled bronchodilators is recommended (strong recommendation, moderate-quality evidence). ... Clinicians should prescribe monotherapy using either long
Most patients with exacerbations of COPD are usually easily oxygenated on low levels of inspired oxygen. ... Anticholinergic agents in COPD are especially useful when combined with short-acting or long-acting β.
states from 2005 through 2011 who were at least 40 years of age and had an acute COPD exacerbation. ... The study included 362,867 patients who had an ED visit or hospitalization for an acute COPD exacerbation.