Effectiveness and Safety of Inhaled Corticosteroids in Older Individuals with COPD and/or Asthma: A Population Study.

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Summary of "Effectiveness and Safety of Inhaled Corticosteroids in Older Individuals with COPD and/or Asthma: A Population Study."

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
ISSN: 2325-6621


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