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Social distancing led to a reduced number of exacerbations in bronchiectasis patients

Conference
NLC 2022
Doi
https://doi.org/10.55788/735d5736
Social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the exacerbation risk in bronchiectasis patients. However, the daily symptoms commonly experienced by these patients, including chronic cough and sputum production, were not substantially reduced. In addition, patients did not perceive increased anxiousness as a result of social distancing. The COVID-19 pandemic highly influenced the lives of everyone, and in particular of patients with chronic pulmonary disease. In a nationwide observational study in Denmark, social distancing, which was introduced to curb the spread of COVID-19, substantially reduced the risk of severe exacerbations, intensive care admissions, and all-cause mortality in COPD patients [1]. Social distancing was also shown to decrease hospital admissions for exacerbations due to common respiratory virus infections in this patient population [2]. Despite these beneficial effects of social distancing, the downside was that many patients ...


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