• Users Online: 389
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CLINICAL GUIDELINE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 137-176

2021 Guideline for the Management of COPD Exacerbations: Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey (EMAT) / Turkish Thoracic Society (TTS) Clinical Practice Guideline Task Force


1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey
2 Department of Pulmonology, Dr. Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Chest Surgery Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, İzmir, Turkey
3 Department of Pulmonology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
4 Department of Emergency Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey
5 Department of Pulmonology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey
6 Department of Emergency Medicine, Keçiören Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey
7 Department of Emergency Medicine, Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey
8 Department of Pulmonology, Near East University, Nicosia, TRNC
9 Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Marmara University, İstanbul, Turkey
10 Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
11 Department of Pulmonology, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
12 Department of Pulmonology, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey
13 Department of Pulmonology, Faculty of Medicine, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Nurettin Özgür Dogan
Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli
Turkey
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2452-2473.329630

Rights and Permissions

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an important public health problem that manifests with exacerbations and causes serious mortality and morbidity in both developed and developing countries. COPD exacerbations usually present to emergency departments, where these patients are diagnosed and treated. Therefore, the Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey and the Turkish Thoracic Society jointly wanted to implement a guideline that evaluates the management of COPD exacerbations according to the current literature and provides evidence-based recommendations. In the management of COPD exacerbations, we aim to support the decision-making process of clinicians dealing with these patients in the emergency setting.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed4400    
    Printed68    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded363    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal