Corticosteroids useful for offering benefits to COPD patientsPatients with COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and being administered with inhaled corticosteroids experienced lower mortality risk than their counterparts not on steroids, as per a new study published in the CHEST, peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

It was remarked by Christine Macie, MD, FCCP, Cambridge Hospital, Ontario, Canada and author of this study that COPD patients on corticosteroids benefit from longer survival durations.

Dr. Macie also said that patients on inhaled corticosteroids are relatively better positioned to stay protected than those not using them.