Pharmacotherapy -- first-line maintenance therapy

September 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/13/2005 Supplement, Vol. 173, pS28
Academic Journal
The article discusses the recommended therapeutics in treating long-term asthma in children which include inhaled corticosteroids and leukotriene receptor anatgonists that are used in first-line maintenance therapy. It provides a literature review that would support the safety and efficacy of anti-leukotrienes compared with placebo and other anti-asthmatic agents in childhood asthma.


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