TITLE

2008 - Review: Systemic corticosteroids, antibiotics, and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation are effective in acute COPD

AUTHOR(S)
Peters, Jay
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;8/19/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 2, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study regarding the effectiveness of systemic corticosteroids (CSs), antibiotics, and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and presents the author's views on it. It describes the procedure of the study, which verifies the effectiveness of CSs, antibiotics, and NPPV in exacerbations of COPD. The author stresses on the controversy related to the role of antibiotics in exacerbations of COPD.
ACCESSION #
34599505

 

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