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Obstructive Lung Diseases: COPD I |

Silent Aspiration in Patients with Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Rongchang Chen, PhD; Zheng Zeguang, PhD; Zhida Wu, MS; Ni Liu, MS; Ping Chen, MS; Peng Hou, MS
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First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A367. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.382
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SESSION TITLE: COPD I

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: We sought to determine the prevalence and clinical consequences of saliva aspiration on acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

METHODS: Forty-two patients admitted to our hospital because of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were included in this study. Thirteen age-matched healthy volunteers were recruited as a control group. In addition to medical history, physical examination, and laboratory analysis, salivary scintigraphy was performed to evaluate saliva aspiration.

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