Intravenous and oral corticosteroids for the prevention of relapse after treatment of decompensated COPD. Effect on patients with a history of multiple relapses.

@article{Murata1990IntravenousAO,
  title={Intravenous and oral corticosteroids for the prevention of relapse after treatment of decompensated COPD. Effect on patients with a history of multiple relapses.},
  author={Glen H. Murata and M S Gorby and Thomas W. Chick and Alex Halperin},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1990},
  volume={98 4},
  pages={845-9}
}
To determine if a regimen of intravenous and oral corticosteroids reduces the relapse rate after treatment of decompensated COPD in the ED, 30 patients were studied. Forty-five visits in which intravenous and oral corticosteroids were given (T visits) were compared with an equal number of matched visits in which they were withheld (N visits). No differences were noted between T and N visits with respect to clinical findings, laboratory results and other forms of therapy. Treatment with… CONTINUE READING

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