Review: Long-acting β-agonists increase severe asthma exacerbations and asthma-related deaths in children and adults

Smith, Brian J.; Roy, Anil
January 2007
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 146 Issue 1, p17
Academic Journal
The article discusses a research study regarding the effects of using long-acting β-agonists (LABAs) on patients suffering from asthma-related diseases. The study was conducted by researcher S.R. Salpeter, and was published in the journal "Annals of Internal Medicine." Studies revealed that the use of LABAs results in an increase number of deaths of patients suffering from asthma related diseases. Therefore its use should be discouraged.


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