ERS School Course on Clinical Challenges in COPD: a bedside teaching course, Vienna 2012

Target audience
  • Pulmonologists
  • Emergency medicine doctors
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Respiratory physicians
  • Clinical researchers
  • General practitioners
  • Trainees
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Educational aims
The aim of this postgraduate course is to discuss clinical challenges in COPD within a true clinical environment involving both a short theoretic and a practical part. Topics included:
  • Clinical relevance of and specific treatment of co-morbidities
  • Clinical signs and symptoms of acute exacerbated COPD
  • Indications and methods of non-invasive mechanical ventilation
  • Indications and methods of invasive mechanical ventilation
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Pulmonary and extrapulmonary morbidity and mortality in COPD
A. Valipour (Vienna, Austria)**
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Treating COPD with special reference to the new **GOLD guidelines
S. Hartl (Vienna, Austria)
 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Patient case with stable COPD and co-morbidities
M.K. Breyer (Vienna, Austria)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Patient case with acute exacerbated COPD
A. Valipour (Vienna, Austria)
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Patient case with acute on chronic respiratory failure due to COPD receiving non-invasive mechanical ventilation
S. Hartl (Vienna, Austria)
 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Patient case with acute on chronic respiratory failure due to exacerbated COPD receiving invasive mechanical ventilation
G-C. Funk (Vienna, Austria)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Reference article: Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in the acute care setting: where are we?
N. Ambrosino and G. Vagheggini
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Reference article: NIV in the acute setting: technical aspects, initiation, monitoring and choice of interface
S.M. Maggiore, G. Mercurio, C. Volpe
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Reference article: A chart of failure risk for noninvasive ventilation in patients with COPD exacerbation
M. Confalonieri, G. Garuti, M.S. Cattaruzza, J.F. Osborn, M. Antonelli, G. Conti, M. Kodric, O. Resta, S. Marchesee, C. Gregoretti and A. Rossi, on behalf of the Italian noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) study group
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 10 Reference article: Artificial lung as an alternative to mechanical ventilation in COPD exacerbation
S. Crotti, A. Lissoni, D. Tubiolo, S. Azzari, P. Tarsia, L. Caspani and L. Gattinoni
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 11 Reference article: Managing severe acute exacerbations in COPD, including mechanical ventilation
N. Ambrosino
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