The best evidence right now is that for simple cellulitis (no purulence
, abscess, or exudate), treatment with a beta-lactam antibiotic is the best option.
Ninety percent of patients had complete relief in sputum purulence
, 10% had putty colored sputum.
A recent Cochrane review has also supported the use of antibiotic therapy for patients who are moderately or severely ill with AECOPD with increased cough and sputum purulence
around the maxillary incisors and a thick, boggy sinus mucosa were encountered.
Specific antimicrobial treatment is indicated whenever there is an increase in cough/ dyspnea together with increased sputum volume and/or purulence
Contamination or purulence
at the catheter insertion site is seen in less than half the cases.
was seen from the femoral dimple, though there was some erythema.
In patients with chronic bronchitis, AECB is the sudden onset of increased mucus production, increased mucus purulence
(pus content), increased cough and increased shortness of breath.
Sputum Gram stain obtained on admission showed heavy purulence
with intracellular gram-positive cocci, gram-positive bacilli (some of which were beaded), and yeast.
1) Medial to the mass, exfoliated epithelium, purulence
, and hypertrophic granulation tissue were encountered and removed.
Patients participating in the London COPD study recorded peak flow readings and various symptoms including major (dyspnea, sputum purulence
, and sputum volume) and minor (nasal discharge /congestion, wheeze, sore throat, and cough) symptoms - on a daily basis.
These should be prescribed when there is evidence of a severe exacerbation (as evidenced by the 3 cardinal symptoms of increased sputum volume, sputum purulence
and increased dyspnoea) or in those who require ventilation (Evidence B).