Kesavaperumal Vijayasaratha

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BACKGROUND Exacerbations of COPD are a major cause of morbidity and mortality; however, it has been reported that nearly half of such episodes based on symptoms are classified as "unreported" (no change in treatment), although the reasons are unknown. METHOD We used a symptom-based diary card to study 155 symptom-defined episodes (74 episodes in which(More)
BACKGROUND Diary cards are useful for analyzing exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), although factors influencing the length and frequency of each episode are poorly understood. This study investigated factors that influence the features of exacerbations in patients with alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency (PiZ phenotype) and(More)
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