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.