The accuracy of mainstream end-tidal carbon dioxide levels to predict the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations presented to the ED

DOĞAN N. Ö., Sener A., Gunaydin G. P., Icme F., Celik G. K., Kavakli H. S., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.32, no.5, pp.408-411, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Introduction: The end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) measurement was considered as an essential tool for the assessment of several conditions in emergency medicine. However, the diagnostic role of capnography in dyspneic patients still remains unclear. We aimed to analyze the alteration of the ETCO2 levels in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations and its role in the decision-making process.