Fifty-five primary studies with 16,154 participants met the inclusion criteria. Long-term use of ICS (more than six months) did not consistently reduce the rate of decline in forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV 1 ) in COPD patients (generic inverse variance analysis : mean difference ( MD ) mL/year with ICS over placebo , 95% confidence interval ( CI ) - to , 2333 participants; pooled means analysis : mL/year, 95% CI to , 4823 participants), although one major trial demonstrated a statistically significant difference. There was no statistically significant effect on mortality in COPD patients ( odds ratio ( OR ) , 95% CI to , 8390 participants). Long-term use of ICS reduced the mean rate of exacerbations in those studies where pooling of data was possible (generic inverse variance analysis : MD - exacerbations per patient per year, 95% CI - to -, 2586 participants; pooled means analysis : MD - exacerbations per patient per year, 95% CI - to -, 2253 participants). ICS slowed the rate of decline in quality of life, as measured by the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire ( MD - units/year, 95% CI - to -, 2507 participants). Response to ICS was not predicted by oral steroid response, bronchodilator reversibility or bronchial hyper-responsiveness in COPD patients. There was an increased risk of oropharyngeal candidiasis ( OR , 95% CI to , 5586 participants) and hoarseness. In the long-term studies, the rate of pneumonia was increased in the ICS group compared to placebo , in studies that reported pneumonia as an adverse event ( OR , 95% CI to , 6235 participants). The long-term studies that measured bone effects generally showed no major effect on fractures and bone mineral density over three years.
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