The safety of beta-blocker use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with respiratory failure in the intensive care unit

@inproceedings{Kargin2014TheSO,
  title={The safety of beta-blocker use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with respiratory failure in the intensive care unit},
  author={Feyza Kargin and Huriye Berk Takir and Cuneyt Salturk and Nezihe Ciftaslan Goksenoglu and Can Y{\"u}cel Karabay and Ozlem Yazicioglu Mocin and Nalan Adiguzel and Gokay Gungor and Merih Kalamanoğlu Balci and Murat Yalçinsoy and Ramazan Kargin and Zuhal Karakurt},
  booktitle={Multidisciplinary respiratory medicine},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The safety of beta-blockers as a heart rate-limiting drug (HRLD) in patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF) due to chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) has not been properly assessed in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. This study aims to compare the use of beta-blocker drugs relative to non-beta-blocker ones in COPD patients with ARF due to heart rate-limiting with respect to length of ICU stay and mortality. METHODS We performed a retrospective (January 2011… CONTINUE READING