Survival and quality of life for patients with COPD or asthma admitted to intensive care in a UK multicentre cohort: the COPD and Asthma Outcome Study (CAOS)

MJ Wildman, CFB Sanderson, J Groves, BC Reeves, JG Ayres, D Harrison, D Young, K Rowan

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Abstract

Background: Non-invasive ventilation is first-line treatment for patients with acutely decompensated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but endotracheal intubation, involving admission to an intensive care unit, may sometimes be required. Decisions to admit to an intensive care unit are commonly based on predicted survival and quality of life, but the information base for these decisions is limited and there is some evidence that clinicians tend to be pessimistic. This study examined the outcomes in patients with COPD admitted to the intensive care unit for decompensated type II respiratory failure.
Translated title of the contributionSurvival and quality of life for patients with COPD or asthma admitted to intensive care in a UK multicentre cohort: the COPD and Asthma Outcome Study (CAOS)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128 - 132
Number of pages5
JournalThorax
Volume64(2)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

Structured keywords

  • BTC (Bristol Trials Centre)

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