Corticosteroids

Kathryn L. Rice, Dennis E. Niewoehner

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Abstract

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are prone to acute exacerbations that may cause a substantial decline in functional status, hospitalization, and even death. COPD exacerbations represent a major burden on health-care resources in most of the developed world (1). Viral and bacterial agents probably cause most exacerbations, and a substantial proportion can be prevented by regular immunizations (2-4). Standard treatment for established exacerbations has long included antibiotics and bronchodilators, along with oxygen and assisted ventilation in the most severely ill.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAcute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
PublisherCRC Press
Pages357-378
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780203913000
ISBN (Print)9780824741280
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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    Rice, K. L., & Niewoehner, D. E. (2003). Corticosteroids. In Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (pp. 357-378). CRC Press.