Pharmacotherapy -- treatment of intermittent asthma with ICSs

September 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/13/2005 Supplement, Vol. 173, pS33
Academic Journal
The article discusses the efficacy of using inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) in the treatment of intermittent asthma in infants and children. It mentions several clinical studies which reveal the effectiveness of an intermittent therapy with ICSs. It has been noted that the results of the studies conclude that high-dose inhaled steroids given intermittently for asthma triggered by upper respiratory tract infections upper to reduce asthma symptoms scores.


Related Articles

  • Adverse drug reactions associated with asthma medications in children: systematic review of clinical trials. Aagaard, Lise; Hansen, Ebba // International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy;Apr2014, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p243 

    Background Respiratory medications are frequently prescribed for use in children. Several studies have reported information on the safety of asthma medications in clinical studies in adults, but information about safety in children is scarce. Objective To review published clinical trials on the...

  • Pharmacotherapy -- first-line maintenance therapy.  // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/13/2005 Supplement, Vol. 173, pS28 

    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...

  • Survey shows that many asthma patients are misinformed about their medications.  // Modern Medicine;Jun98, Vol. 66 Issue 6, p14 

    Presents an abstract of the article `Perception of the Role and Potential Side Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroids Among Asthmatic Patients,' from the journal `Chest' dated March 1998.

  • Symposium on Steroids and Childhood Asthma.  // Clinical Pediatrics;Aug1968, Vol. 7 Issue 8, p441 

    The authors respond to a commentary on the use of corticosteroid therapy in childhood asthma, by Vincent J. Fontana, an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the New York University School of Medicine, which was published in the August 1968 issue of the periodical "Clinical Pediatrics."...

  • Breathing made easier. Monroe, Judy // Current Health 2;May95, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p29 

    Focuses on asthma medications for teenagers. Preventive medicines; Cromolyn; Inhaled corticosteroids; Oral corticosteroids; Bronchodilators; Contraindications of combining asthma medicines with other medications.

  • Pharmacotherapy -- add-on therapies.  // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal Supplement;9/1/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 6, pS37 

    Explores several add-on therapies for asthma. Advantage of using inhaled corticosteroids to children with asthma; Results of a study which examined the effectiveness of adding a salmeterol or formoterol compared with doubling the dose of inhaled steroid; Implications of the studies of add-on...

  • Symposium on Steroids and Childhood Asthma.  // Clinical Pediatrics;Aug1968, Vol. 7 Issue 8, p439 

    The author comments on the negative effects of steroid therapy for treatment of childhood asthma. He expresses extreme conservatism in the use of corticosteroids for asthma in children. He also cited his personal experiences with treatment and follow up of asthmatic children who reveal potential...

  • Çocuklarda akut astım atağı tedavisinde sistemik ve yüksek doz inhale kortikosteroidlerin erken ve geç dönem etkinliÄŸinin karşılaÅŸtırılması. Uluca, Ünal; Keskin, Özlem; Gögebakan, Bülent; Balaban, Sinan; Keskin, Mehmet; Küçükosmanoğlu, Ercan // Dicle Medical Journal / Dicle Tip Dergisi;2013, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p86 

    Objective: In this study it was aimed to compare effectiveness of systemic steroids and inhaled corticosteroids in children who applied with acute asthmatic attack. Materials and methods: Children with acute asthmatic attack were randomly allocated to two groups; 1 mg/kg per oral...

  • Secondhand tobacco smoke exposure in low-income children and its association with asthma. Ciaccio, Christina E.; DiDonna, Anita; Kennedy, Kevin; Barnes, Charles S.; Portnoy, Jay M.; Rosenwasser, Lanny J. // Allergy & Asthma Proceedings;Nov/Dec2014, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p462 

    Secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) is a common indoor environmental exposure that is particularly prevalent in low-income families. It has been found to be associated with asthma in some studies; however, across all relevant studies, results have been conflicting. This study aimed to determine the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics