Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients after hospitalization for acute exacerbation

Osthoff, Mirjam and Leuppi, Jörg D.. (2010) Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients after hospitalization for acute exacerbation. Respiration, 79 (3). pp. 255-261.

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The objective of this review is to sum up the literature regarding the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after hospitalization for an acute exacerbation. Guidelines recommend a follow-up 4-6 weeks after hospitalization to assess coping strategies, inhaler technique, the need for long-term oxygen therapy and the measurement of FEV(1). This review discusses the follow-up of patients with exacerbations of COPD, the use and value of spirometry in their further management, the potential benefit of home monitoring, the value of long-term oxygen therapy, the value of self-management programs including the use of action plans, the potential benefit of noninvasive ventilation as well as the value of early rehabilitation. There is not enough literature to allow specific recommendations and to define components of a care plan after hospitalization for an acute exacerbation; however, early rehabilitation should be included.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Pneumologie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Pneumologie
UniBasel Contributors:Leuppi, Jörg D.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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