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Criteria of Burge and Wedzicha for an Exacerbation in a Patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Burge and Wedzicha used clinical criteria to define an exacerbation for a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The criteria were developed for use in clinical studies of the effectiveness of antibiotic therapy. The authors are from Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and St. Bartholomew's and Royal London School of Medicine.

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