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Determining the Optimal Steroid Regimen in COPD (continued)

Spiegler, Peter MD, FCCP

Section Editor(s): Spiegler, Peter MD, FCCP, FAASM, Editor

Clinical Pulmonary Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/CPM.0b013e3181671a8d
Pulmonary Trends

Synopsis: Treatment with oral steroids for patients hospitalized with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is not inferior to intravenous steroids.

Source: de Jong YP, Uil SM, Grotjohan HP, et al. Oral or IV prednisolone in the treatment of COPD exacerbations. Chest. 2007;132:1741–1747.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.