Addition of inhaled corticosteroids to long-acting β2-agonists does not improve outcomes in stable COPD

Aaron, Shawn D.
March 2010
ACP Journal Club;3/16/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 3, p4
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a medical research related to effectiveness and safety of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting β2-agonists (LABA) combined therapy in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Combined LABA/ICS therapy reduced risk for moderate COPD exacerbations in comparison of LABA alone and increased the risk of Risks for pneumonia and viral respiratory infections. Combined LABA/ICS therapy is not more effective than LABAs alone.


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