Review: Hospital-at-home care does not increase mortality or readmission rates in acute exacerbations of COPD: COMMENTARY
- Review: Methylxanthines are not effective for acute
exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. // ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2004, Vol. 140 Issue 3, p60
This article determines the effectiveness of addition of methylxanthines to standard treatments of patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Studies were selected if they were randomized controlled trials that compared methylxanthines with placebo for...
- Using exhaled NO concentrations to adjust inhaled corticosteroid dose maintained asthma control and reduced the dose. Smith, A. D.; Cowan, J. O.; Brassett, K. P.; Taylor, R. // Evidence Based Medicine;Feb2006, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p20
The article reports on a study to determine whether optimizing the inhaled corticosteroid dose using the fraction of nitric oxide in exhaled air can reduce asthma exacerbations and the daily dosage compared to the use of standard criteria for patients with chronic asthma. Patients aged 12-75...
- Commentary. Rees, P. John // Evidence Based Medicine;Feb2006, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p20
The article comments on a study by A. D. Smith and colleagues to determine whether optimizing the inhaled corticosteroid dose using the fraction of nitric oxide in exhaled air can reduce asthma exacerbations and the daily dosage compared to the use of standard criteria for patients with chronic...
- Prehospital Use of Inhaled Corticosteroids and Point Prevalence of Pneumonia at the Time of Hospital Admission: Secondary Analysis of a Multicenter Cohort Study. Festic, Emir; Bansal, Vikas; Gajic, Ognjen; Lee, Augustine S. // Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Feb2014, Vol. 89 Issue 2, p154
Objective: To address clinical concern regarding the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) and the risk for pneumonia, particularly among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Patients and Methods: A multicentered prospective cohort of patients admitted to the...
- Comparison of the Efficacy of Nebulised Budesonide with Parenteral Corticosteroids in the Treatment of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Mirici, A.; Meral, M.; Akgun, M. // Clinical Drug Investigation;2003, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p55
Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of nebulised budesonide and systemic corticosteroid in the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Design: Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial. Patients and interventions: A...
- Triple therapy benefits COPD patients. // Australian Journal of Pharmacy;Mar2010, Vol. 91 Issue 1078, p78
The article reports on the study which reveals that combining an anticholinergic with an inhaled corticosteroid and a longacting beta2-agonist may provide clinical benefits in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
- Does Inhaled Budesonide Produce Benefits in COPD? Walling, Anne D. // American Family Physician;11/1/1999, Vol. 60 Issue 7, p2156
Presents an evaluation on the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by inhaled corticosteroids. Long-term effects of inhaled budesonide in patients with COPD; Need for differentiation between asthma and COPD in patients with pulmonary symptoms.
- COPD combo success. // Nature Reviews Drug Discovery;Oct2013, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p728
The article focuses on several drugs for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which include the inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting Î²2-adregeneric receptor agonists (LABAs), and long-acting muscarinic receptor antagonists (LAMAs.)
- Inhaled corticosteroid use in patients with COPD or asthma. Kirchner, Jeffrey T. // American Family Physician;5/1/1997, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p2311
Focuses on the chart review conducted by Jackevicius and colleagues to determine the prevalence of inhaled corticosteroid used before and during hospitalization of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma. Methodology used in the study; Most commonly prescribed...