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Oral steroids for long-term use in cystic fibrosis

  1. Katharine Cheng1,*,
  2. Deborah Ashby2,
  3. Rosalind L Smyth3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group

Published Online: 24 JUN 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 12 AUG 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000407.pub3


How to Cite

Cheng K, Ashby D, Smyth RL. Oral steroids for long-term use in cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD000407. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000407.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Child Health, University of Liverpool, c/o Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis & Genetic Disorders Review Group, Liverpool, UK

  2. 2

    Imperial College London, School of Public Health, London, UK

  3. 3

    UCL, Institute of Child Health, London, UK

*Katharine Cheng, c/o Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis & Genetic Disorders Review Group, Institute of Child Health, University of Liverpool, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Eaton Road, Liverpool, L12 2AP, UK. nikkij@liv.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Stable (no update expected for reasons given in 'What's new')
  2. Published Online: 24 JUN 2013

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[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Oral corticosteroids (any dose) versus placebo, Outcome 1 Absolute change in per cent predicted FEV1.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Oral corticosteroids (any dose) versus placebo, Outcome 2 Absolute change in per cent predicted FVC.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Oral corticosteroids (any dose) versus placebo, Outcome 3 Growth retardation (at 4 years).
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Oral corticosteroids (any dose) versus placebo, Outcome 4 Height at age over 18 years (boys).
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Oral corticosteroids (any dose) versus placebo, Outcome 5 Height at over 18 years (girls).
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Oral corticosteroids (any dose) versus placebo, Outcome 6 Absolute change in weight (kg).
[Analysis 1.7]
Analysis 1.7. Comparison 1 Oral corticosteroids (any dose) versus placebo, Outcome 7 Weight at over 18 years (boys).
[Analysis 1.8]
Analysis 1.8. Comparison 1 Oral corticosteroids (any dose) versus placebo, Outcome 8 Weight at over 18 years (girls).
[Analysis 1.9]
Analysis 1.9. Comparison 1 Oral corticosteroids (any dose) versus placebo, Outcome 9 Adverse events.
[Analysis 1.10]
Analysis 1.10. Comparison 1 Oral corticosteroids (any dose) versus placebo, Outcome 10 Mortality.