Inhaled corticosteroids and the risk of a first exacerbation in COPD patients.

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The role of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in asthma is well established, but their benefit in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is still controversial. The current study assessed whether ICS are effective in preventing a first exacerbation of COPD. A cohort of newly treated COPD patients was formed from the Administrative… (More)

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