Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Inhaled steroids in the long term management of COPD

A recent article in Today’s Hospitalist provided a roundup of recent clinical trials on this subject with links to primary sources. Although controversy persists it appears there is a role for salmeterol and fluticasone in combination.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The way they're currently being treated, it seems that "COPD" and "asthma" represent a distinction without a difference. If they both respond similarly to a beta2-adrenergic agonist and a glucocorticoid, why are they even separate diagnoses? It stands to reason that two conditions with the same symptoms which respond to the same treatment are in fact one condition.