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Five days of corticosteroid for exacerbations of COPD

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3402 (Published 28 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3402

Five days of oral prednisolone is enough for most people with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a head to head trial from Switzerland. Patients given 40 mg daily for five days or 14 days had …

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