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Outcomes Associated with Corticosteroid Dosage in Critically Ill Patients with Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Tyree H. Kiser, Richard R. Allen, Robert J. Valuck, Marc Moss, and R. William Vandivier Am J Resp Crit Car Med, 2014, 189(9);1052-1064


This Colorado database study examines the effect of high-dose (methylpred >240mg/d) vs low-dose (methylpred <240 g/day) corticosteroids on outcomes in 17,239 patients admitted to intensive care with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD)....


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