Severity of airflow limitation, co-morbidities and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients acutely admitted to hospital.

@article{Au2013SeverityOA,
  title={Severity of airflow limitation, co-morbidities and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients acutely admitted to hospital.},
  author={Lisa Au and Hing Sang Chan},
  journal={Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={498-503}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the disease spectrum, severity of airflow limitation, admission pattern, co-morbidities, and management of patients admitted for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. DESIGN Case series. SETTING An acute regional hospital in Hong Kong. PATIENTS Adult subjects admitted during January 2010 to December 2010 with the principal discharge diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. RESULTS In all, the records of 253 patients with physician… CONTINUE READING