Shorter steroid therapy works as well as 14-day course in COPD

05/22/2013 | HealthDay News

A five-day glucocorticoid therapy with prednisone was as effective as the standard 14-day course in treating patients suffering from severe bouts of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a study in Switzerland found. "There is exactly the same time to recovery and exactly the same number of re-exacerbations," the lead researcher said. The shorter treatment period was also linked to fewer side effects, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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