Analysis of viral infection and biomarkers in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Yin2018AnalysisOV,
  title={Analysis of viral infection and biomarkers in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Tiping Yin and Zhaoqin Zhu and Zhoufang Mei and Jingjing Feng and Wanju Zhang and Yanchao He and Jindong Shi and Ling Qian and Yi Liu and Qihui Huang and Yunwen Hu and Zhijun Jie},
  journal={The clinical respiratory journal},
  year={2018},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          1228-1239
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate viral infection in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) in Shanghai, and to analyze the clinical characteristics and biomarkers in viral infection. METHODS This study included all consecutive patients who were admitted for a diagnosis of AECOPD during June 2013 to May 2015. Thirty-one stable COPD patients and 31 healthy controls were also recruited. Oropharyngeal samples were assessed, PCR for respiratory viruses were… CONTINUE READING
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