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
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. A three-month program that combined transition and long-term management support resulted in fewer hospitalizations and ED visits related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ... to admit patients who have
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.
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
states from 2005 through 2011 who were at least 40 years of age and had an acute COPD exacerbation. ... The study included 362, 867 patients who had an ED visit or hospitalization for an acute COPD exacerbation.
He had had multiple hospitalizations for COPD exacerbations due to nonadherence to medications. ... 1. Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD: Revised 2014.
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
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
Beyond usual care, hospitalists should be mindful of correctly diagnosing COPD patients, identifying cardiovascular risks, and enabling self-management, experts say. ... Not every patient with COPD admitted with shortness of breath has a COPD exacerbation