[Management of an acute exacerbation of asthma and COPD]

Leuppi, Jörg D; Ott, Sebastian Robert (2014). [Management of an acute exacerbation of asthma and COPD]. Therapeutische Umschau, 71(5), pp. 289-293. Huber 10.1024/0040-5930/a000515

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Asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease are chronic pulmonary diseases which have a high prevalence world-wide. Both conditions can deteriorate acutely and potentially put patients into life-threatening situations. Management of an acute exacerbation starts in the emergency consultation-setting and ends only once the longterm management has been thoroughly assessed and optimised in order to prevent future exacerbations. Exacerbation frequency is strongly associated with long-term morbidity and mortality in both diseases. Recent data have shown that short-course systemic steroids (5 days) for the treatment of an acute exacerbation of COPD are as successful as long-course treatments (14 days) in preventing exacerbations during the subsequent 6 months. Similarly the targeted use of antibiotics is discussed in this review.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Pneumology

UniBE Contributor:

Ott, Sebastian Robert

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0040-5930

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Rahel Holderegger

Date Deposited:

11 Mar 2015 14:52

Last Modified:

29 Oct 2015 10:59

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0040-5930/a000515

PubMed ID:

24794339

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/64383

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