SESSION TITLE: COPD I
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: To investigate the value of sputum eosinophilia in evaluating disease severity of chronic obstructive disease (COPD).
METHODS: Patients with stable COPD were enrolled. Basic demographic data was recorded. We performed sputum induction, spirometry, 6 minutes walk test and detect pathogen of sputum and pharyngeal swab sample by RT-PCR method. All patients received 1 or 2 year fellow-up and regular treatments according to the GOLD guidelines.