Articles matching the ‘chronic obstructive pulmonary disease’ Category

September 2nd, 2022

Podcast 298: COPD exacerbations — 7 days of antibiotics versus 2

A VIDEO RECORDING OF THIS INTERVIEW IS AVAILABLE AT THIS LINK. In treating most exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) the usual regimen consists of prednisone plus 5- to 7-days of antibiotics. But what if a shorter course of antibiotic therapy would do? That would be both convenient for patients and less likely to promote […]


June 18th, 2010

Podcast 92: Corticosteroids in COPD exacerbations — high-dose intravenous or low-dose oral?

A JAMA paper suggests that in all but the most severe exacerbations of COPD, it’s best to start off with low-dose oral corticosteroids rather than the higher-dose intravenous treatment that, contrary to guideline recommendations, almost everyone now gets. Our conversation this week is with the study’s first author, Dr. Peter Lindenauer. Visit the Journal Watch website […]


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