SESSION TITLE: Novel Predictors of COPD Outcomes
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
PURPOSE: To assess the role, risk factors and outcome of different comorbidities in acquiring pulmonary fungal infection among COPD patients.
METHODS: In this prospective cross-sectional analytic study, different samples (sputum, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), and blood) from 177 COPD admitted to tertiary university hospital, were examined for fungal infection using direct microscopy and culture. BAL and serum samples were examined by Human (1-3)-β-D-glucan (1,3BDG) and Galactomannan (GM) ELISA tests.