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. , et al.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, cilt.32, ss.408-411, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.01.001
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.408-411

Özet

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.