Inhaled corticosteroids reduce the progression of airflow limitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a meta-analysis.

@article{Sutherland2003InhaledCR,
  title={Inhaled corticosteroids reduce the progression of airflow limitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a meta-analysis.},
  author={E. Rand Sutherland and Henning Allmers and Najib T. Ayas and Andrea J Venn and Richard J. Martin},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 11},
  pages={937-41}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a syndrome of chronic progressive airflow limitation which occurs as a result of chronic inflammation of the airways and lung parenchyma. However, the role of inhaled corticosteroids in the treatment of COPD is controversial. We hypothesised that inhaled corticosteroids reduce the progression of airflow limitation in COPD. METHODS A comprehensive literature search was conducted and data were analysed using random effects methodology… CONTINUE READING

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