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.
Longer antibiotic therapy in patients with low procalcitonin during COPD exacerbation increased LOS without reducing readmissions
Researchers retrospectively evaluated 356 non-critically ill adults admitted with acute exacerbations of COPD who had peak procalcitonin concentrations of less than 0.25 µg/L. ... In both analyses, the primary outcome was all-cause 30-day readmissions,
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.
Among patients hospitalized for an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), 49% of those who received adjunct therapy with azithromycin had COPD treatment failure by three months versus 60% ... Patients hospitalized for an
included by CMS to avoid gaming of the system by miscoding of COPD patients). ... After implementation of the program, 30-day readmissions of COPD patients went down.
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.
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.
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.
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who had low procalcitonin levels, a recent study found. ... In both analyses, the primary outcome was all-cause 30-day readmissions, and secondary outcomes included LOS and COPD-related 30-day readmissions.
A nurse-delivered three-month postdischarge program for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) included transition support, training in self-management techniques, and help with access to outpatient services. ... to admit patients who