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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (updated)

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Guidance ID NICE 'do not do' recommendation Interventions
CG101 In most patients routine spirometric reversibility testing is not necessary as a part of the diagnostic process or to plan initial therapy with bronchodilators or corticosteroids. spirometric reversibility testing
CG101 Oral corticosteroid reversibility tests do not predict response to inhaled corticosteroid therapy and should not be used to identify which patients should be prescribed inhaled corticosteroids. oral corticosteroid reversibility tests
CG101 Do not routinely use mucolytic drugs to prevent exacerbations in people with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). mucolytic drugs
CG101 Treatment with alpha-tocopherol and beta-carotene supplements, alone or in combination, is not recommended. alpha-tocopherol and beta-carotene supplements
CG101 Anti-tussive therapy should not be used in the management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). anti-tussive therapy
CG101 Ambulatory oxygen therapy is not recommended in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) if partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood (PaO2) is greater than 7.3 kilopascal (kPa) and there is no exercise desaturation. ambulatory oxygen therapy
CG101 Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors are not recommended for the treatment of cor pulmonale. angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
CG101 Alpha-1 antitrypsin replacement therapy is not recommended for patients with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. alpha-1 antitrypsin replacement therapy
CG101 In patients who have their exacerbation managed in primary care, sending sputum samples for culture is not recommended in routine practice. sending sputum samples for culture
CG101 A course of corticosteroid treatment longer than 14 days is not recommended as there is no advantage in prolonged therapy. corticosteroid treatment

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