Prednisolone in the treatment of airflow obstruction in adults with cystic fibrosis.

  title={Prednisolone in the treatment of airflow obstruction in adults with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Charles F A Pantin and Rodney James Stead and MargaretE. Hodson and Jeremy Batten},
  volume={41 1},
The effect of oral prednisolone on the lung function of 20 adult patients with cystic fibrosis who had severe stable airflow obstruction was assessed in a placebo controlled study, blind to the patients. Placebo tablets were followed by prednisolone given in a median dose of 0.48 mg/kg body weight/day (20 mg/day in 11 patients, 30 mg/day in nine patients), each for three weeks. No significant improvement was seen in lung function in the group after receiving prednisolone, and none of the… CONTINUE READING


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