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Oral corticosteroid-dependent asthma: current knowledge and future needs

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Purpose of review To discuss the current use of oral corticosteroids (OCS) as a chronic treatment in patients with severe asthma and as a rescue treatment for patients presenting with acute exacerbations.

Recent findings Airways disease is responsible for the bulk of OCS use in the community and considerable OCS-associated morbidity. I speculate that the key mechanism leading to a beneficial effect in these situations is depletion of circulating eos...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Target Discovery Institute
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-4288-5973
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Publisher:
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins Publisher's website
Journal:
Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
1
Pages:
51–58
Publication date:
2019-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1531-6971
ISSN:
1070-5287
Pmid:
30461530
Source identifiers:
954431
Language:
English
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pubs:954431
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uuid:0d172b8d-6c8a-441e-a856-d3cdb05e12f0
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pubs:954431
Deposit date:
2019-02-11

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