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By Jadwiga A. Wedzicha, Fernando J. Martinez

Persistent Obstructive Pulmonary affliction Exacerbations covers the definition, prognosis, epidemiology, mechanisms, and therapy linked to COPD exacerbations. this article additionally addresses imaging and the way it performs a pivotal function within the analysis and examine of exacerbations. Written via today’s best specialists, persistent Obstructive Pulmonary affliction Exacerbations: is formatted into separate sections masking imaging prognosis and remedy, making this article sensible and easy-to-use examines present and step forward pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic remedies comprises COPD-causing exacerbations similar to viral and bacterial infections discusses the adverse environmental elements in terms of COPD

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241 241 243 245 .... .... 247 248 248 . . . . . . 3d] [14/8/08/10:40:12] [1–28] Contents xxi 23. Antibiotic Therapy at COPD Exacerbations . . . . . . . Robert Wilson and Mitzi Nisbet 251 I. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II. Meta-Analysis of Placebo-Controlled Antibiotic Trials in COPD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III. Bacterial Infection Causing Exacerbations of COPD .

What signals do they use? When patients choose to manage an exacerbation themselves, what do they do? When do they decide to seek care? Who decides to seek care and when? Are there biomakers that can identify exacerbations? Can they measure severity? How should resolution of exacerbation be defined? Can biomarkers distinguish phenotypes of exacerbations? Is there genetic or physiologic heterogeneity that contributes to predisposition to exacerbation? 3d] [14/8/08/10:40:58] [1–14] Definitions and Severity of Exacerbations 13 Acknowledgment The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Jill Duncan with the formatting and editorial review of this chapter.

VI. Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 20. Health Economic Consequences of COPD Exacerbations . . . Marc Miravitlles 225 218 221 222 222 223 223 . . . 225 225 226 230 231 21. Use of Bronchodilators and Mucolytics at COPD Exacerbations . . Wim Janssens and Marc Decramer 233 I. II. III. IV. Introduction . . . Costs of COPD . . Economic Impact of Conclusions . . . References . . .

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