Long-term antibiotic regimens are also used to reduce the frequency of exacerbations
, although this approach can increase the risk of bacterial resistance and adverse events.
We are currently in a severe influenza epidemic, an influenza can mimic a COPD exacerbation
or be the trigger.
COPD patients who were hospitalized due to exacerbation
between 2015 and 2016 were detected retrospectively by means of medical records.
The US FDA has revised the indication for Stiolto Respimat, which is now approved for the treatment of patients with COPD exacerbation
, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Recording a thorough history of patient's symptoms, functional abilities and limitations, and past exacerbation
episodes is important.
14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A de-escalation from triple therapy to indacaterol/glycopyrronium may lead to a small reduction in lung function in non-frequently exacerbating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) but no difference in exacerbations
, according to a study published in the Aug.
According to the autopsy data, the prevalence of PE among COPD patients was 28-51%, and the incidence of multiple in situ thrombi coexisting with chronic cor pulmonale in small pulmonary arteries and arterioles was up to 89.8%, which was considered as a common pathological change during the exacerbation
of chronic cor pulmonale. Over the past decade, several studies have reported the prevalence of VTE in COPD, primarily from hospitalized patients.
Chapman and his associates enrolled 1,053 patients with moderate to severe COPD who'd had no more than one exacerbation
in the previous year who had used triple therapy for at least 6 months prior to study inclusion.
was defined as an episode with worsening symptoms requiring urgent treatment as per GINA guidelines8.
It is to be noted that poor lung function (FEF2575%, FEV1% predicted and FVC% predicted) in all three models, had the greatest impact on exacerbation
Key Words: Bronchial asthma, Vitamin D, Exacerbation
of bronchial asthma
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of vitamin D supplementation in reducing number of acute exacerbation
in COPD patients.
The purpose of this study is to assess exacerbation
of COPD in multiple severity groups as per GOLD 2013 criteria and to find out which of the three multidimensional assessment systems BODE, DOSE or ADO index is better in predicting exacerbations
Sputum cell counts can distinguish between eosinophilic, neutrophilic, mixed, and paucigranulocytic inflammation in asthma (1), which are inflammatory subtypes with possibly different exacerbation
A moderate exacerbation
was defined as a physician visit with a diagnosis code for COPD and an oral corticosteroid (OCS) or an antibiotic prescription for a respiratory infection (filled within 2 weeks of the physician visit), whereas a severe exacerbation
was defined as an ER visit with a primary diagnosis code for COPD or hospitalization with a primary discharge diagnosis code for COPD.