Hospital treatment of severe acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in COVID-19 situation: back to basics

  • Pratap Upadhya | drpratapu@gmail.com Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education, Puducherry, India. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9303-9008
  • Rohit Vadala Department of Pulmonary, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine Metro Centre for Respiratory Diseases, Metro Multispecialty Hospital, Noida, India.
  • Arpitha A Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India.

Abstract

Patients of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during COVID-19 pandemic have higher morbidity. Treatment of these patients require aerosolization procedures like nebulization and noninvasive modalities for ventilation like non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and high flow nasal cannula (HFNC). Role of these procedures in corona virus transmission when treating a case of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease should be further studied.

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2020-09-22
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COVID-19 - Collection of articles on the Coronavirus outbreak
Keywords:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute exacerbation, coronavirus, non-invasive ventilation, aerosol, high flow nasal cannula
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Upadhya, P., Vadala, R., & A, A. (2020). Hospital treatment of severe acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in COVID-19 situation: back to basics. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 90(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1424