Inpatients with COPD exacerbations have better outcomes with noninvasive than invasive mechanical ventilation
Inpatients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations who received noninvasive ventilation (NIV) had better outcomes than those who received invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV), a study found. ... There were no differences between
Because the CAT can be completed easily and quickly, they said, it could be used as part of COPD care bundles. ... The second study looked at whether the CAT could determine changes in patients' health during recovery from a COPD exacerbation and after
For inpatients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), five days of glucocorticoids is as effective as 14 days at preventing re-exacerbations at six months, a study found. ... Researchers studied 314 Swiss patients who
2 to 2.0), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (OR, 1.4; 95% CI, 1.1 to 1.9); sepsis (OR, 2.5; 95% CI, 1.9 to 3.3); and ... As such, closer monitoring, earlier intervention and better triage efforts to reduce unplanned transfer “would be most
She had a history of advanced COPD and had opted for DNR/DNI status many years ago.
She is a former heavy smoker and has severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) requiring long-term oxygen therapy. ... Intubation should be avoided in patients with COPD because of the increased morbidity and mortality associated with its use.
Hospice care use rising, but timing still needs improvementFollow up lowers readmissions, return ED visits for COPD patients.
We had a patient present to the emergency department (ED) with exacerbation of COPD, and the respiratory failure criteria fit four of the defined respiration clinical signs. ... The patient was admitted with a diagnosis of acute exacerbation of COPD,
he does not have symptoms or findings indicative of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), obstructive sleep apnea, or coronary artery disease (CAD). ... Therefore, further evaluation for COPD with spirometry or stress testing for CAD is not
However, there were more significant ongoing decreases among patients living in majority-Hispanic neighborhoods and those who were self-paying, as well as for certain conditions: pneumonia (44%), COPD/asthma (40%),