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Part 1: The ABCs of managing COPD exacerbations

How to use antibiotics and bronchodilators.


 

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Do you know the ABCs of medication management for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations?

Understanding how to effectively use the ABCs – antibiotics, bronchodilators, and corticosteroids – in COPD exacerbations can reduce morbidity and improve patient outcomes.

In the first episode of a two-part interview, Robert A. Wise, MD , outlines the evidence and best practices for treating patients with antibiotics and bronchodilators.

Dr. Wise is a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He is the coauthor of a review of medication regimens to manage COPD exacerbations ( Respir Care. 2018 Jun;63[6]:773-82 ).

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