CEimpact Podcast

Optimizing Steroid Dosing in AECOPD - Does one Size Fit All?

December 27, 2021 CEimpact Season 2 Episode 29
CEimpact Podcast
Optimizing Steroid Dosing in AECOPD - Does one Size Fit All?
Show Notes

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
https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(21)00951-X/fulltext

Continuing Education Information:
Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe the efficacy and safety outcomes of a study investigating the effectiveness of personalized dosing of corticosteroids vs fixed dosing in hospitalized patients with COPD exacerbations
  2. Apply a rubric used to personalize dose of steroid in patients with acute exacerbations of COPD


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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