Study: COPD Treatment in China Relies Too Heavily on Inhaled Corticosteroids

Study: COPD Treatment in China Relies Too Heavily on Inhaled Corticosteroids

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Study: COPD Treatment in China Relies Too Heavily on Inhaled Corticosteroids

People in China with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are overusing inhaled corticosteroids and underusing non-pharmacological therapies such as home oxygen therapy, a study suggests. The real-world data show that treatment of COPD patients fails to follow the 2017 revised Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines. The study “Current Status of the Treatment of COPD in China: A Multicenter Prospective Observational Study” was published in the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary…

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