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[The influence of influenza vaccination on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease].

Abstract

Respiratory infections are the most common causes of exacerbations of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The influenza vaccinations are recommended in prophylaxis of respiratory infections. The aim of our study was to evaluate the influence of influenza vaccinations on asthma or COPD. 178 patients (55.1% with asthma, 44.9% with COPD) of Out-patient Clinic of Department of Internal Diseases, Pulmonology and Allergology of Warsaw Medical University filled the questionnaires. In 2003/2004 season 43.3% (77) of all were vaccinated against influenza. The frequency of vaccinations was significantly higher in patients >65 years of age 58.4% (45) than in younger ones [41.6% (32)]. The number of exacerbations decreased more than twice comparing the time before and after immunization: 1.7+/-1.5 and 3.9+/-2.4 per year respectively (p<0.00001).

CONCLUSIONS

The influenza vaccinations is a useful method of decreasing the number of exacerbations in patients with asthma and COPD. The elder patients are vacacinated more often than younger ones. The frequency of vaccinations among patients with asthma and COPD is still not satisfactory.

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Katedra i Klinika Chorób Wewnetrznych, Pneumonologii i Alergologii AM w Warszawie.

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MeSH

Aged
Asthma
Comorbidity
Female
Humans
Influenza Vaccines
Influenza, Human
Male
Patient Readmission
Poland
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Infections
Vaccination

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

pol

PubMed ID

17175983

Citation

Karwat, Krzysztof J., et al. "[The Influence of Influenza Vaccination On Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease]." Pneumonologia I Alergologia Polska, vol. 74, no. 1, 2006, pp. 80-3.
Karwat KJ, Szpotańska M, Szulc Z, et al. [The influence of influenza vaccination on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease]. Pneumonol Alergol Pol. 2006;74(1):80-3.
Karwat, K. J., Szpotańska, M., Szulc, Z., & Chazan, R. (2006). [The influence of influenza vaccination on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease]. Pneumonologia I Alergologia Polska, 74(1), pp. 80-3.
Karwat KJ, et al. [The Influence of Influenza Vaccination On Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease]. Pneumonol Alergol Pol. 2006;74(1):80-3. PubMed PMID: 17175983.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [The influence of influenza vaccination on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease]. AU - Karwat,Krzysztof J, AU - Szpotańska,Monika, AU - Szulc,Zofia, AU - Chazan,Ryszarda, PY - 2006/12/21/pubmed PY - 2007/2/7/medline PY - 2006/12/21/entrez SP - 80 EP - 3 JF - Pneumonologia i alergologia polska JO - Pneumonol Alergol Pol VL - 74 IS - 1 N2 - UNLABELLED: Respiratory infections are the most common causes of exacerbations of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The influenza vaccinations are recommended in prophylaxis of respiratory infections. The aim of our study was to evaluate the influence of influenza vaccinations on asthma or COPD. 178 patients (55.1% with asthma, 44.9% with COPD) of Out-patient Clinic of Department of Internal Diseases, Pulmonology and Allergology of Warsaw Medical University filled the questionnaires. In 2003/2004 season 43.3% (77) of all were vaccinated against influenza. The frequency of vaccinations was significantly higher in patients >65 years of age 58.4% (45) than in younger ones [41.6% (32)]. The number of exacerbations decreased more than twice comparing the time before and after immunization: 1.7+/-1.5 and 3.9+/-2.4 per year respectively (p<0.00001). CONCLUSIONS: The influenza vaccinations is a useful method of decreasing the number of exacerbations in patients with asthma and COPD. The elder patients are vacacinated more often than younger ones. The frequency of vaccinations among patients with asthma and COPD is still not satisfactory. SN - 0867-7077 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17175983/[The_influence_of_influenza_vaccination_on_asthma_and_chronic_obstructive_pulmonary_disease]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/633 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -