New evidence of a link between inhaled corticosteroid use and osteoporosis

Myers, Kathryn A.
November 2000
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/14/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 10, p1335
Academic Journal
Examines the association of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) use with decreased bone mineral density in patients with asthma. Details of a cross-sectional study of patients receiving long-term ICS therapy for asthma; Inverse relationship between bone mineral density and the cumulative dose and duration of ICS therapy; Risk of osteoporosis in patients requiring long-term ICS treatment.


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