COPD 2019:Biomarkers predicting outcomes in Asthma exacerbation - Venkat Rajasurya - Decatur memorial Hospital

Venkat Rajasurya


There is a growing research interest aimed toward predicting the prognosis of patients with simple blood tests associated with systemic inflammation. Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are recently defined novel inflammatory markers, which are readily available, which they're studied during variety of inflammatory conditions. We aimed to research the role of NLR and PLR in predicting outcomes in patients admitted with asthma exacerbation. Retrospectively we reviewed the clinical and demographical characteristics of 162 patients who were admitted for asthma exacerbation during a community hospital from Jan 2016 to December 2018. These patients were divided into 3 equal turtles supported their admission NLR and PLR ratio. We also reviewed the charts of 70 stable asthma patients who were seen within the office for routine follow up visits. The first, second and third NLR turtles were NLR 6, respectively. The first, second and third PLR turtles were PLR < 120, 121? PLR? 188 and PLR > 188, respectively. Among the NLR group, compared to the patients within the primary tertile, patients in 3rd tertile had higher average length of stay (7 days vs. 3 days, p

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