respiratory
COPD

Shorter steroid course okay for COPD flares: Cochrane


Shorter courses of systemic steroids are just as effective as conventional longer courses in treating COPD exacerbations, a Cochrane review finds.  The analysis of eight studies that included 582 people with COPD flares requiring hospitalisation found no differences between shorter and longer courses of treatment in terms of patient outcomes. People treated for seven or ...

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