Articles matching the ‘COPD’ 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 […]

August 14th, 2009

Podcast 53: Patients extubated with hypercapnia can be managed better with noninvasive ventilation, a new study shows.

Dr. Miquel Ferrer of the University of Barcelona took some time away from his holiday to talk with us about an article he’s just published in Lancet. His research shows that in a subgroup of patients with chronic respiratory diseases (mostly COPD) who are undergoing extubation but who remain in hypercapnia, noninvasive ventilation support is […]

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