Association Between Inhaled Corticosteroids and Upper Respiratory Tract Infection in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Hong Chen; Yulin Feng; Ke Wang; Jing Yang; Yuejun Du


BMC Pulm Med. 2020;20(282) 

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Long-term use of ICSs does not increase the risk of URTI in patients with COPD. Short-term use of high-dose fluticasone increases the risk of URTI in patients with COPD, but not mometasone or budesonide.