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Inhaled Meds May Save COPD/Pneumonia Patients' Lives
Date:4/20/2011

may confer a survival benefit to these patients and may be employed when there are not contraindications. These results should reassure clinicians that they can give their COPD patients inhaled corticosteroids without fearing that the increased risk of pneumonia will translate into higher risk of mortality," he said.

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The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about COPD.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Thoracic Society, news release, April 15, 2011


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