Articles in "COPD exacerbations"

Steroids in COPD Exacerbation - No Role for High-Dose Steroids

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Compared with high-dose steroids, low-dose steroids was associated with shorter ICU and hospital lengths of stay, lower hospital costs, and shorter duration of mechanical ventilation. Low-dose patients were less likely to require insulin therapy or develop fungal infections.

Noninvasive Ventilation is Extremely Effective for Severe COPD Exacerbations

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Compared with invasive ventilation for severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations, noninvasive positive pressure ventilation was associated with lower in-hospital mortality, length of stay, and cost.