Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Kenneth H. Palm, Wyatt W. Decker

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Abstract

This article discusses the definition, pathophysiology, cause, clinical presentation, laboratory work-up, and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation. The focus is on the presentation of acute exacerbations of COPD in the emergency department and the available evidence for testing and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-352
Number of pages22
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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