April 2021

Abstract 2: Prevalence of PE Among Patients Hospitalized for COPD

EMA 2021 April26 Chapters

  1. Introduction4:34
  2. Ultra Summary28:58
  3. Time To Talk A Little Nerdy: Logical Fallacies - Part II17:42
  4. Farewell1:52

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Ian L. -

In Melbourne Australia in winter in particular you used to get many exacerbations of COPD and Asthma that were treated with Salbutamol (Albuterol) nebs pre covid 19 : and oral cortisone with antibiotic cover for COPD the patients being older often over 70 . -Often patients got better . - I remember a 75 year old female patient that was a stubborn smoker treated with salbutamol nebs oral cortisone and antibiotics that after a few days was just Not getting better in a nursing home -sent to hospital-a considerable PE was discovered -she was anticoagulated and sent back to her nursing home on warfarin and did well . -So failure to respond to the usual care for exacerbation of her COPD was the danger sign .

Mike M. -

I think that is a reasonable approach - wait, see if they respond as expected, if not pursue alternate diagnosis. I just don't want people CTPA-ing every patient with a cough !

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