A Revised Treatment Approach for Hospitalized Patients with Eosinophilic and Neutrophilic Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Aksoy E., Gungor S., Agca M. C., Ozmen I., Duman D., Kocak N. D., ...More

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, vol.19, no.4, pp.193-200, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkthoracj.2018.18004
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-200
  • Keywords: Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, exacerbation, peripheral eosinophilia, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio, steroid treatment, PLATELET-LYMPHOCYTE RATIO, CORTICOSTEROID TREATMENT, AIRWAY INFLAMMATION, SPUTUM-EOSINOPHILIA, BLOOD EOSINOPHILS, CONTROLLED-TRIAL, COPD, BIOMARKERS, MORTALITY, VOLUME
  • Inonu University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVES: The choice of treatment according to the inflammation type in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) has been of recent interest. This study investigated the role of novel biomarkers, hospital outcomes, and readmission rates in the first month in patients with eosinophilic or neutrophilic AECOPD.