Acute respiratory illness in patients with COPD and the effectiveness of influenza vaccination: a randomized controlled study.

@article{Wongsurakiat2004AcuteRI,
  title={Acute respiratory illness in patients with COPD and the effectiveness of influenza vaccination: a randomized controlled study.},
  author={Phunsup Wongsurakiat and Khun Nanta Maranetra and Chantapong Wasi and Uraiwan Kositanont and Wanchai Dejsomritrutai and Suchai Charoenratanakul},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2004},
  volume={125 6},
  pages={2011-20}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine the effectiveness of influenza vaccination on influenza-related acute respiratory illness (ARI) and overall ARI in patients with COPD, and its relationship to the degree of airflow obstruction. DESIGN Stratified, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING From June 1997 to November 1998 at a single university hospital. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTIONS One hundred twenty-five patients with COPD were stratified based on their FEV(1) as having mild… CONTINUE READING

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