Tag: definition of COPD exacerbation

Recently, a novel pilot study was conducted using what is called a “system network analysis” to determine whether the variables measured during COPD exacerbations, could help generate a new way of defining COPD exacerbations. A total of 69 variables were studied, including clinical, laboratory, microbiology, cytokines, and imaging. These were analyzed during 72 hours of hospitalizations and 3 months following discharge from the hospital. The