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Misuse of Respiratory Inhalers in Hospitalized Patients with Asthma or COPD
ABSTRACTBACKGROUNDPatients are asked to assume greater responsibility for care, including use of medications, during transitions from hospital to home. Unfortunately, medications dispensed viaExpand
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Impact of burkholderia infection on lung transplantation in cystic fibrosis.
RATIONALE Lung transplantation offers the only survival option for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) with end-stage pulmonary disease. Infection with Burkholderia species is typically considered aExpand
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The validity of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis codes for identifying patients hospitalized for COPD exacerbations.
BACKGROUND Acute exacerbations of COPD (AE-COPD) are a leading cause of hospitalizations in the United States. To estimate the burden of disease (eg, prevalence and cost), identify opportunities toExpand
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Teaching the Use of Respiratory Inhalers to Hospitalized Patients with Asthma or COPD: a Randomized Trial
ABSTRACTBACKGROUNDHospitalized patients frequently misuse their respiratory inhalers, yet it is unclear what the most effective hospital-based educational intervention is for thisExpand
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Hospitalizations for Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: How You Count Matters
ABSTRACT ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes are increasingly used to estimate the burden of disease, as well as to evaluate the quality of care and outcomes of various conditions. Acute exacerbations of COPDExpand
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Endobronchial Biopsy: A Guide for Asthma Therapy Selection in the Era of Bronchial Thermoplasty
Objective. Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) reduces airway smooth muscle in patients with severe asthma. We developed a novel standardized histologic grading system assessing inflammation and structuralExpand
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Erratum to: Misuse of Respiratory Inhalers in Hospitalized Patients with Asthma or COPD
Erratum to: J Gen Intern Med DOI 10.1007/s11606-010-1624-2 In the original publication, the surname of the eighth author is misspelled. The correct spelling is Nareckas.
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