Addition of inhaled corticosteroid on combined bronchodilator therapy in patients with COPD.

@article{Bayiit2005AdditionOI,
  title={Addition of inhaled corticosteroid on combined bronchodilator therapy in patients with COPD.},
  author={Ilknur Başyiğit and Fusun Yildiz and Sevgiye Kaçar Ozkara and Elif Yildirim and Hatice Filiz Boyaci and Ahmet Ilgazli},
  journal={Pulmonary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={
          422-6
        }
}
PURPOSE Bronchodilator therapy is the first step treatment in patients with COPD. The beneficial effects of corticosteroids either in health status or in airway inflammation in COPD have been previously studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether adding inhaled corticosteroids to combined bronchodilator therapy has additive clinical and anti-inflammatory effects in COPD patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirty patients with COPD were included in the study. All patients were receiving… CONTINUE READING
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