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Obstructive Lung Diseases: COPD Pharmacotherapy |

Efficacy and Safety of Long-Term Nebulized Budesonide Inhalation in Elderly COPD Patients

Shilei Cui, MD; Huili Zhu, MD
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Department of Respiratory Disease, Huadong Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A391. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.406
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SESSION TITLE: COPD Pharmacotherapy

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of long term inhalation of nebulized budesonide in elderly COPD patients.

METHODS: 25 elderly COPD patients of stable stage were randomly allocated in 2 treatment groups (group A: budesonide 1mg bid; group B: budesonide 2mg bid) separately. The duration of the study period was 1 year. 15 healthy old men were recruited as normal control. Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), blood gas analysis, COPD-assessment test (CAT), glycometabolism and bone metabolism markers were checked before and after treatment.

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