Abstract
A STUDY ABOUT THE MORTALITY RATE IN THE ACUTE EXACERBATIONS IN PATIENTS DIAGNOSED WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

Hussam Al Bardan, Farhan Aldakkak* and Baraa Chikho

ABSTRACT

The objective of this retrospective study was to obtain epidemiological data from 72 patients who died because of an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Damascus hospital. Moreover, this research aims to study the reason of the acute exacerbation, which lead to death. The frequency of smoking habits, and the infectious causes and non-infectious causes and mortality rate were determined and then compared to other studies. Mortality was more common between males who tend to smoke more than 60 packs/year. The most common affected age category was above 60 years old. The most common cause of the acute exacerbation, which lead to death, was pneumonia 66.66%.

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