Blood eosinophil guided prednisolone therapy for exacerbations of COPD: a further analysis.

@article{Bafadhel2014BloodEG,
  title={Blood eosinophil guided prednisolone therapy for exacerbations of COPD: a further analysis.},
  author={Mona Bafadhel and L Ceri Davies and Peter M. A. Calverley and Shawn D. Aaron and Christopher Brightling and Ian D. Pavord},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={789-91}
}
Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are associated with significant morbidity and mortality [1]. Current guidelines advocate the use of systemic corticosteroids in addition to antibiotics to treat an exacerbation [2, 3], but these treatments are not universally effective and are not without harm [4]. Individualised treatment may, therefore, be an advance. Recently we showed that patients with a peripheral blood eosinophil count of o2% at the onset of an outpatient… CONTINUE READING
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