Since the REDUCE study was published in 2013, most guidelines recommend a standard dose of prednisone 40mg for 5 days (or an equivalent dose of another steroid). However, the optimal dose of steroids may be different depending on patient factors. Tune in to explore the concept of personalizing steroid doses in AECOPD using a dosing scale.
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References and resources:
Li Li, MD, Nana Zhao, MS, Xiangyu Ma, MD, et al. Personalized Variable vs Fixed-dose Systemic Corticosteroid Therapy in Hospitalized Paitents with Acute Exacerbations of COPD. Chest Journal, 160(5), 1660-1669, November 1, 2021
Continuing Education Information:
0.05 CEU | 0.5 Hrs
ACPE UAN: 0107-0000-21-402-H01-P
Initial release date: 12/27/21
Expiration date: 12/27/22
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