Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 3rd, 2005
According to a study from China, investigators studied the "demographics and sputum microbiology of patients admitted to a teaching hospital with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD)."
In this retrospective study, all "episodes of AECOPD, patient demographics, length of stay, sputum culture and radiological results admitted in the first half of the year 2000 were retrieved from hospital records."
The researchers determined that "there were...
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