Journal article

Characteristics and Outcomes of Critically III Patients with Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Australia and New Zealand

Freya Berenyi, Daniel P Steinfort, Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Michael J Bailey, David Pilcher, Rinaldo Bellomo, Mark E Finnis, Paul J Young, Adam M Deane

Annals of the American Thoracic Society | AMER THORACIC SOC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Rationale: The characteristics and outcomes of patients presenting with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission are poorly understood and there are sparse epidemiological data.Objectives: The objectives were to describe epidemiology and outcomes of patients admitted to an ICU with COPD and to evaluate whether outcomes varied over time.Methods: We studied adult ICU admissions across Australia and New Zealand between 2005 and 2017 with a diagnosis of AECOPD and used an admission diagnosis of asthma as comparator for trends over time. We measured changes in characteristics and outcomes over time using logistic regress..

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