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.
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
Fourteen symptoms, which can be described in patients' daily diaries, provide a new model for quantifying exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). ... In order to select the items, researchers identified 23 symptoms from patient
Combination therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) shows significant benefits over monotherapy options but does not significantly affect mortality rates, a new study found. ... said. Another recent study, released online last week by
Respiratory failure occurs frequently in association with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, pneumonia, and sepsis and after cardiac arrest. ... It occurs commonly in COPD patients and others with impaired respiratory drive
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
Photo by Thinkstock. First, the acuity of COPD must be specified: Always document whether or not there is an acute exacerbation or decompensation. ... Commonly, patients with COPD and chronic heart failure present with symptoms that may be due to either
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
the superiority of tiotropium in patients with mild COPD (those in whom the FEV. ... 1. is >70% of the predicted value) or symptomatic patients with moderate COPD but without a history of exacerbations.”.
A: No, the instructional note you're referring to (for code J44.0) is applied to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lower respiratory infections. ... If a patient has both COPD and aspiration pneumonia, assign codes J44.9 for chronic