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Obstructive Lung Diseases: Airways 1 |

A Retrospective Cohort Study Demonstrating the Impact of an OPEP Device on Exacerbation-Related Health-care Costs in COPD Patients With Chronic Bronchitis

Dominic Coppolo, RRT; Brian Carlin, MD; Patrick Dunne, RRT; Gary Kauffman, RRT; Jason Suggett, PhD
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Trudell Medical International, London, ON, Canada


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):832A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.932
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SESSION TITLE: Airways 1

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: The Aerobika* Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) device has been shown to significantly improve measures such as ease-bringing-up-sputum, FVC, quality of life and 6MWD in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients with chronic bronchitis (CB)1. This investigation reports moderate to severe exacerbation related healthcare cost data from real-world outcomes over 6 months among COPD patients with CB.

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