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Large study finds ICS therapy reduces pneumonia mortality
Date:4/15/2011

17.3 percent among the ICS users died, and 22.8 percent of those who didn't receive ICS.

Overall, those who were not treated with ICS had about a 25 percent greater mortality risk than those who were treated with ICS.

"These results have clear implications for current clinical practice, which has been informed in the past by a series of studies that found an increased risk of pneumonia with ICS use," said Dr. Mortensen. "In contrast, our study would suggest that ICS use 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 ICS without fearing that the increased risk of pneumonia will translate into higher risk of mortality."

The next "really big question," according to Dr. Mortensen is whether ICS might be useful to initiate in certain sub-populations hospitalized with pneumonia. "There is currently a large randomized, controlled trial getting started that is looking at using oral versus intravenous steroids for all pneumonia patients," Dr. Mortensen explained. "The potential question is if this is successful would it be as useful to start these patients on inhaled (rather than oral or intravenous) steroids."


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Contact: Keely Savoie
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American Thoracic Society
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