Margarita Sotelo, MD. A 65-year-old man with atrial fibrillation (AF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), type 2 diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure (CHF), and stage 3 chronic kidney disease ... Treatment with prednisone for presumed
Documented follow-up appointments don't lower readmissions for general medicine inpatientsOral low-dose steroids yield similar outcomes as high-dose IV steroids for COPD exacerbations.
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does not have symptoms or findings indicative of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), obstructive sleep apnea, or coronary artery disease (CAD). ... Therefore, further evaluation of COPD with spirometry or stress testing for CAD is not indicated.
Admitting more patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, or acute myocardial infarction to the ICU was not associated with reduced mortality, a recent study found. ... $9,185) and acute myocardial infarction ($19,513 vs.
If we just start focusing in on heart failure, diabetes, COPD and pneumonia, we are missing all of these extremely needy patients,” she said.
Image by Getty Images. Researchers used data from Medicare claims from 2013 through 2015 to identify hospital admissions for congestive heart failure (CHF), pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sepsis, and ... One hundred twenty-five
Patients had COPD with a history of at least 1 exacerbation during the previous year. ... The consistent exacerbation outcomes have major implications for COPD management, especially among patients with a history of exacerbation,” they wrote.
A simple risk scoring system may help predict the severity of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at admission, a new study found. ... and lack of information on certain COPD-specific covariates, especially forced
Fourteen symptoms, which can be described in patients' daily diaries, provide a new model for quantifying exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). ... the authors wrote, concluding that the newly-developed tool can be used