Microbiological study of patients hospitalized for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AE-COPD) and the usefulness of analytical and clinical parameters in its identification (VIRAE study)

@inproceedings{Boixeda2012MicrobiologicalSO,
  title={Microbiological study of patients hospitalized for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AE-COPD) and the usefulness of analytical and clinical parameters in its identification (VIRAE study)},
  author={Ram{\'o}n Boixeda and N{\'u}ria Rabella and Goretti Sauca and Mar{\'i}a L{\'o}pez Delgado and Xavier Mart{\'i}nez-Costa and Montserrat Maur{\'i} and Vanessa Vicente and E Palomera and Mateu Serra-Prat and Josep Ant{\'o}n Capdevila},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  year={2012}
}
PURPOSE Respiratory infection is the most common cause for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AE-COPD). The aim of this work was to study the etiology of the respiratory infection in order to assess the usefulness of the clinical and analytical parameters used for COPD identification. PATIENTS AND METHODS We included 132 patients over a period of 2 years. The etiology of the respiratory infection was studied by conventional sputum, paired serology tests for atypical… CONTINUE READING

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