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Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are established medications for the management of both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), two common chronic airway diseases. However, there is still uncertainty with respect to their use in some areas, specifically for asthma in older adults, for people with concurrent asthma and COPD and for some people with COPD given their association with pneumonia.
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Name: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be a disabling disease, and the impact on older adults is particularly evident in the nursing home setting. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is pr...
We aimed to analyze the prevalence and impact of COPD in older patients hospitalized in internal medicine or geriatric wards, and to investigate adherence to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstruct...
Patients with COPD have an increased risk for community-acquired pneumonia, which is further increased by inhaled corticosteroids.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) therapy includes a multi-dimensional approach, taking into account both symptoms of the patient and the number of acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPDs). Th...
To evaluate the role of inhaled corticosteroids to suppress nitric oxide gas exchange in stable patients with moderate-to-severe COPD who are current non-smokers and not on oral corticoste...
To assess the effectiveness of maintenance treatment of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with the Long-acting beta2-agonist - long-acting muscarinic antagonists-inhaled cortico...
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are frequent and disabling pathologies. The general practitioner is often at the front line vis-a-vis screening, diagnosis and treat...
Study purpose is to evaluate if subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to be responsive to additional inhaled corticosteroids if they have a positive re...
The purpose of the proposed study is to determine whether the addition of inhaled corticosteroids to treatment with oral corticosteroids and albuterol would reduce repeat emergency departm...
The branch of pharmacology that deals directly with the effectiveness and safety of drugs in humans.
Freedom from exposure to danger and protection from the occurrence or risk of injury or loss. It suggests optimal precautions in the workplace, on the street, in the home, etc., and includes personal safety as well as the safety of property.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, practicability, etc., of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Older adults or aged individuals who are lacking in general strength and are unusually susceptible to disease or to other infirmity.
A group of corticosteroids carrying hydroxy groups, usually in the 11- or 17-positions. They comprise the bulk of the corticosteroids used systemically. As they are relatively insoluble in water, salts of various esterified forms are often used for injections or solutions.
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is used for a number of conditions including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, which all lead to the airways in the lungs becoming damaged and thus narrower, making inhalation and exhalation harder...
Asthma is caused by inflammation of small tubes, called bronchi, which carry air in and out of the lungs. If you have asthma, the bronchi will be inflamed and more sensitive than normal. When you come into contact with something that irritates your...