COPD: preventing hospitalisations this winter Early treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder exacerbations might help prevent hospital admission. Early treatment of individuals with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may reduce hospitalisations. Review underlying COPD management, ensuring each patient includes a comprehensive treatment plan, pharmacological and nonpharmacological. Encourage all patients to get a COPD self-management plan. Keep vaccinations up to date; use patient recall program if needed. Review patients early and after an exacerbation regularly, whether treated at hospital or home; readmission risk can be highest within 90 days of discharge. Consider concerning outreach and community home services in the management of individuals with COPD.‘Hopefully we will not see this become a trend,’ stated Dr. Khalil Ghanem, an infectious diseases expert at Johns Hopkins University’s School of medicine. The CDC releases a written report each full year on chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, three diseases due to transmitted bacteria sexually. Chlamydia may be the most common. 1 Nearly,031,000 situations were reported this past year, from 976 up,000 the entire year before. The count broke the single-yr record for reported situations of a sexually transmitted disease, that was 1,013,436 cases of gonorrhea, set in 1978.