TITLE

Inhaled corticosteroids were safely stepped down in chronic, stable asthma

PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 140 Issue 1, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study regarding the use of inhaled corticosteroids in asthma patients, published in the 2003 issue of "British Medical Journal." For this study a clinical trial of 259 patients was conducted. Patients were allocated to a step-down group or a control group. All patients received a pack containing inhaled corticosteroids at their regular dosage. Asthma control was assessed at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. Patients in the step-down group received a reduced dose if they had good control. Groups did not differ for asthma exacerbations or any asthma-related events.
ACCESSION #
12104548

 

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