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Dobler CC, Morrow AS, Beuschel B
Pharmacologic therapies in patients with exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review with meta-analysis.
The authors evaluated the comparative effectiveness and adverse events of pharmacologic interventions for adults with exacerbation of COPD. Sixty-eight randomized controlled trials were selected for evaluation and data extraction. They found that antibiotics and systemic corticosteroids reduced treatment failure in adults with mild to severe exacerbation of COPD.
Citation: Dobler CC, Morrow AS, Beuschel B . Pharmacologic therapies in patients with exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med 2020 Mar 17;172(6):413-23. doi: 10.7326/m19-3007..
Keywords: Respiratory Conditions, Chronic Conditions, Evidence-Based Practice, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Comparative Effectiveness, Medication, Antibiotics, Treatments, Adverse Drug Events (ADE), Adverse Events