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COPD exacerbations: 5-day prednisone course works as well as 14-day regimen

KEY POINT

In adults being treated for an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a 5-day course of prednisone was associated with similar re-exacerbation rates and time to re-exacerbation as compared with a conventional 14-day prednisone course.