Chapter 10. COPD Exacerbations

  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director
  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director2 and
  2. Rita K. Cydulka MD, MS Associate Professor Vice Chair1

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch10

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Rowe, B. H. and Cydulka, R. K. (2008) COPD Exacerbations, in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine (ed B. H. Rowe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Emergency Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
  • Cochrane Library and MEDLINE: COPD AND corticosteroids;
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS);
  • Cochrane Library and MEDLINE: COPD AND corticosteroids AND discharge;
  • Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV);
  • therapeutic options during acute COPD exacerbation;
  • ED visit for COPD - opportunity to re-evaluate patient's ongoing chronic care plan

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Case scenario

  • Background

  • Clinical questions

  • General search strategy

  • Critical review of the literature

  • Conclusions

  • Conflicts of interest

  • References