There is growing evidence to suggest that prandial aspiration plays an important role in COPD exacerbations, according to research. According to an Australian study published in ERJ Open Research, prandial aspiration was detectable in about 20% of patients with COPD. The study of 151 patients with all severities of COPD used videofluoroscopy to evaluate aspiration ...
Silent aspiration in COPD might explain exacerbations
By Mardi Chapman
12 Oct 2021