Comparison of the efficacy of nebulised budesonide with parenteral corticosteroids in the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Mirici2003ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the efficacy of nebulised budesonide with parenteral corticosteroids in the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Arzu Mirici and M. Emin Meral and Metin Akgun},
  journal={Clinical drug investigation},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={55-62}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of nebulised budesonide and systemic corticosteroid in the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTIONS A total of 40 patients who had moderate to severe acute exacerbations of COPD and required hospitalisation were enrolled in the study. The patients were randomised to receive either nebulised budesonide 8mg… CONTINUE READING

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