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Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on the incidence and mortality of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: national interrupted time series analyses for Scotland and Wales / Mohammad Al Sallakh, Shanya Sivakumaran, Sharon Kennedy, Eleftheria Vasileiou, Ronan Lyons, Chris Robertson, Aziz Sheikh, Gwyneth Davies, (on behalf of the EAVE II Collaborators)

BMC Medicine, Volume: 19, Issue: 1

Swansea University Authors: Mohammad Al Sallakh, Shanya Sivakumaran, Ronan Lyons, Gwyneth Davies

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing national lockdowns have dramatically changed the healthcare landscape. The pandemic’s impact on people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains poorly understood. We hypothesised that the UK-wide lockdown restrictions were associated with reductions...

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Published in: BMC Medicine
ISSN: 1741-7015
Published: Springer Science and Business Media LLC 2021
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa57990
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Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing national lockdowns have dramatically changed the healthcare landscape. The pandemic’s impact on people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains poorly understood. We hypothesised that the UK-wide lockdown restrictions were associated with reductions in severe COPD exacerbations. We provide the first national level analyses of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and first lockdown on severe COPD exacerbations resulting in emergency hospital admissions and/or leading to death as well as those recorded in primary care or emergency departments.
Keywords: Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COVID-19 lockdown
College: Swansea University Medical School
Funders: This study was funded by the Medical Research Council (MR/R008345/1) with the support of BREATHE – The Health Data Research Hub for Respiratory Health [MC_PC_19004], which is funded through the UK Research and Innovation Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and delivered through Health Data Research UK. The funders had no role in the design of the study, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, or in writing the manuscript.
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