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.
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
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.
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.
A systematic review of 68 randomized controlled trials found scant evidence supporting other pharmacologic interventions to treat adults with mild to severe exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). ... Antibiotics and systemic
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
He had had multiple hospitalizations for COPD exacerbations due to nonadherence to medications. ... 11. Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD: Revised 2014.
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.