Eosinophil-guided therapy reduces steroids in COPD exacerbations

Blood eosinophil counts could be used to guide reductions in systemic corticosteroid dosing in patients with acute exacerbations of COPD without compromising outcomes, a Danish study has shown. A randomised, open-label trial in 358 patients hospitalised with acute exacerbations showed that use of eosinophil-guided corticosteroid therapy reduced steroid duration from five days to two days ...

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