Treatment of exacerbation of bronchoobstructive diseases during COVID-19

June 25, 2021
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Today, the epidemiological situation with the spread of COVID-19 in Ukraine and around the world is only becoming more complicated. Despite the already significant data available on the prevalence and course of SARS-CoV-2 infection, the relevance of the problem of COVID-19 comorbidity and chronic lung disease is unquestionable due to the similarity of clinical manifestations, complexity of diagnosis and potential severity. Thus, current data suggest that patients with concomitant asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 are a vulnerable group with a complicated course and often an adverse outcome that requires control of bronchial obstructive syndrome symptoms. The problem of eliminating the exacerbation of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is further complicated by the fact that the pandemic imposes significant restrictions on diagnostic and therapeutic measures, making it difficult to provide medical care to patients of this category during the pandemic at all stages. Therefore, today it is extremely important to find new therapeutic solutions that could ensure the control of bronchoobstructive diseases with the patient’s stay at home, without the need for hospitalization and involvement of medical staff in the treatment process.

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