Last updated on March 2020

Steroid Withdrawal Intervention in Fife and Tayside


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease | COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Age: Between 40 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female patients aged > 40 years
  • A clinical diagnosis of COPD made by a physician
  • Post-bronchodilator FEV1/FVC ratio at screening of <70%

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Asthma recorded in general practice records or clinically suspected
  • Patients with COPD receiving inhaled short acting beta-2 agonist only.
  • Residence outwith Tayside and Fife
  • Insufficient data available to determine appropriateness of ICS and other medication use.
  • Known previous failure of inhaled corticosteroid withdrawal
  • Patients should be excluded if, in the opinion of the practice, making changes to their current COPD treatment regime is not in the patients best interests.

Recruitment Status: Open


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