Recommendation ID

Inhaled corticosteroid responsiveness:- What features predict inhaled corticosteroid responsiveness most accurately in people with COPD?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Bronchodilators and/or steroids are the main pharmacological treatments used to manage COPD. People with asthma or asthmatic features that may make them steroid responsive may need a different combination of drugs to other groups of people with COPD for the most effective treatment of their symptoms. Identifying these people would help ensure that they receive appropriate treatment.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s: diagnosis and management
Date issued
December 2018

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/12/2018