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.
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.
Within 48 hours of admission in patients with COPD and acute respiratory symptoms, they applied a predefined pulmonary embolism diagnostic algorithm based on Geneva score,. ... In practice, clinicians should consider the probability of an underlying
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.
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.
Not every patient with COPD admitted with shortness of breath has a COPD exacerbation,” he said. ... Incidence of acute cardiovascular event after acute exacerbation of COPD. J Gen Intern Med.
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
Furthermore, the increasing [atrial fibrillation ] prevalence in hospital encounters with end-stage COPD represents a growing challenge in the US,” said the study authors. ... The observed decline in mortality among patients with COPD and atrial
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