Corticosteroids

New option for COPD patients possible

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A new treatment may be available for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, following a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel making a positive recommendation.

Study: Corticosteroids combined with antibiotics can quicken pneumonia recovery

In what is believed to be the largest study investigating the potential of using corticosteroids for community-acquired pneumonia, Dutch researchers found that patients treated with a combination of corticosteroids and antibiotics recover more quickly, HealthDay News reported.