Case-control study of salmeterol and near-fatal attacks of asthma

Williams, C.; Crossland, L.; Finnerty, J.; Crane, J.; Holgate, S.; Pearce, N.; Beasley, R.
January 1998
Thorax;Jan1998, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p7
Academic Journal
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