TITLE

Inhaled corticosteroids in COPD: a light at the end of the tunnel?

AUTHOR(S)
Wedzicha, J. A.; Seemungal, T. A. R.
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2005, Vol. 60 Issue 12, p977
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the effects of inhaled corticosteroids on mortality in Chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is associated with a relentless decline in forced expiratory volume in 1 second and, in the later stages, the condition progresses to pulmonary hypertension and hypoxic respiratory failure. Currently, for patients with COPD, it may no longer be relevant to ask whether inhaled corticosteroids have a role, but the question still remains whether COPD patients should be given inhaled corticosteroids.
ACCESSION #
19120631

 

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