TITLE

Long-Term Benefits of Inhaled Corticosteroids

AUTHOR(S)
Miller, Karl E.
PUB. DATE
April 2002
SOURCE
American Family Physician;4/15/2002, Vol. 65 Issue 8, p1649
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the long-term benefits of inhaled corticosteroids for the management of asthma. Study conducted by Douma and associated on the effectiveness of inhaled corticosteroids in patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) over a prolonged period, to determine whether those who did not respond to the initial dosage would benefit from an increase in the dosage; Details of the study; Conclusion that the initial improvements in lung function with the addition of beclomethasone to the treatment regimens of patients with asthma and COPD were maintained for more than five years in patients with an initial response to treatment.
ACCESSION #
12404992

 

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