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Risk Factors for Prolonged Ventilation in Patient with COPD in ICU

Purpose:

To identify a patient with COPD on a mechanical ventilator in the ICU who is at risk for needing prolonged ventilation based on the study of Gursel.

Specialty:

Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

J44, Z99.1

Description:

Gursel et al identified a number of risk factors associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation for a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the intensive care unit (ICU). These can help identify a patient who may require closer monitoring and more aggressive management. The author is from Gazi University School of Medicine in Anakara, Turkey.

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