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Oral corticosteroids stewardship for asthma in adults and adolescents: A position paper from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
Oral corticosteroids (OCS) are an effective treatment for acute and chronic severe asthma. However the indiscriminate use of OCS poses a risk of serious side effects and irreversible harm.
There is an urgent need to introduce OCS stewardship approaches. Stewardship approaches have been effective in the appropriate use of antibiotics.
The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand position paper involves a review of current knowledge related to OCS use in asthma, and proposes principles for OCS stewardship to guide asthma management and reduce harm.
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