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Report by Shweta Gidwani, Clinical Effectiveness Fellow Search checked by Craig Ferguson - Clinical Research Fellow Manchester Royal Infirmary
A short cut review was carried out to establish whether post discharge steroids are beneficial in acute exacerbations of COPD. 237 papers were found using the reported search, of which one presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of this best paper are tabulated. It is concluded that post-discharge steroids are beneficial in the short term.
A 55 year old man, known …
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