Study of serum magnesium levels in acute exacerbation of COPD
Keywords:COPD, Serum Magnesium, Acute exacerbation, Urine, Serum, Pulmonary diseases, Hypomagnesemia, Chronic Bronchitis & Emphysema
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of most common diseases that effect many people around the world. Serum magnesium is an independent predictor of frequent readmission due to acute exacerbations of COPD. The objective of this study is to look for correlation of serum magnesium levels during acute exacerbation of COPD and stable cases of COPD.50 male patients of COPD were selected for measuring serum magnesium levels presented with acute exacerbation at the time admission and discharge and results were compared. Serum magnesium levels at the time of admission were 1.55(mean) and at the time discharge was 2.32(mean). In our study the Z value is 12.6 with reference to Z table, the probability of occurrence (p-value) is less than 0.05 which is statistically significant. Hence prevalence of low magnesium levels in acute exacerbation of COPD is high which may predict an exacerbation
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