SESSION TITLE: Airways 1
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: With each COPD exacerbation, there is an associated decrease in lung function, quality of life and increased in morbidity and mortality. The identification of specific factors may affect the prognosis, management and outcome of each exacerbation. Though several scoring systems have been proposed for COPD exacerbation, some of the factors remain subjective and difficult to evaluate. Furthermore, some clinical and laboratory markers, deemed important in certain studies, were not included in these scoring systems. By consolidating previous studies, the aim of the study is to determine the factors affecting the outcome of an acute exacerbation of COPD.