Authorship and contributorship
Systemic corticosteroid for COPD exacerbations, whether the higher dose is better? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Article first published online: 28 NOV 2012
© 2012 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
The Clinical Respiratory Journal
Volume 7, Issue 4, pages 305–318, October 2013
How to Cite
Cheng, T., Gong, Y., Guo, Y., Cheng, Q., Zhou, M., Shi, G. and Wan, H. (2013), Systemic corticosteroid for COPD exacerbations, whether the higher dose is better? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. The Clinical Respiratory Journal, 7: 305–318. doi: 10.1111/crj.12008
HuanYing Wan, QiJian Cheng and GuoChao Shi designed the study and revised this paper. Ting Cheng and Yi Gong searched the database, judged study eligibility, extracted data and drafted the main part of the article. Ting Cheng, Yi Gong and QiJian Cheng did the meta-analyses. Ting Cheng, Yi Guo and Min Zhou did the subgroup analyses and meta-regression. QiJian Cheng, Min Zhou and Yi Guo also drafted part of the article and revised this article. Ting Cheng and Yi Gong contributed equally to this work as co-first authors. HuanYing Wan and QiJian Cheng contributed equally to this work as co-corresponding authors. All authors have read and approve this version of the article.
Permission to conduct the study was obtained by the ethics committee at Ruijin Hospital (2009 临伦审第23号), where the study was conducted, and the need for written informed consent was waived.
Conflict of interest
The authors have stated explicitly that there are no conflicts of interest in connection with this article.
- Issue published online: 23 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 28 NOV 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 16 OCT 2012 09:39AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 17 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Received: 26 JUN 2012
- 11th National Five-year Development Plan of China. Grant Number: 2008BAI52B00
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