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Institution: Trafford General Hospital, Manchester, UK
A 73-year-old man with COPD is seen in the emergency department. You give him salbutamol and atrovent nebulisers, but he remains breathless. You wonder whether giving intravenous or oral steroids would reduce length of hospital stay and his risk of death?
In (patients with an acute exacerbation of COPD) are (intravenous or oral steroids) better at (reducing length of hospital admission and mortality)?
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