Application of an algorithm to analyze patterns of intermittent oral corticosteroid use in asthma.
04 Mar 2023
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Haughney J, Tran TN, Heatley H, Bourdin A, Menzies-Gow A, Jackson DJ, Maslova E, Chapaneri J, Skinner D, Carter V, Chan JSK, Price D
An algorithm to describe patterns of intermittent oral corticosteroid use in the UK (n = 476,167) found that one-third of patients receiving intermittent oral corticosteroids for asthma only had short gaps (<90 days) between oral corticosteroid prescriptions sometime during follow-up. The increasing frequency pattern was more likely in patients with greater asthma severity and with more short-acting β-agonist use at baseline. Our approach may provide a clinically relevant representation of intermittent oral corticosteroid use in asthma. Read more here.