Shorter steroid therapy works as well as 14-day course in COPD

05/22/2013 | HealthDay News

A five-day glucocorticoid therapy with prednisone was as effective as the standard 14-day course in treating patients suffering from severe bouts of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a study in Switzerland found. "There is exactly the same time to recovery and exactly the same number of re-exacerbations," the lead researcher said. The shorter treatment period was also linked to fewer side effects, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

View Full Article in:

HealthDay News

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director, Corporate Counsel - Regulatory Law
Regeneron
Tarrytown, NY
ISHN - Chief Compliance Officer
Mountain States Health Alliance
Johnson City, TN
Active Implantable Medical Device (AIMD) Product Expert
BSI
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Finance Manager - ENT
Medtronic
Jacksonville, FL
Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDH) Product Offering Manager
Blue Cross Blue Shield MA
Quincy, MA