Low-dose budesonide improved asthma control in mild asthma; adding formoterol improved control in corticosteroid-treated patients

Grosser, Dion; Smith, Brian
July 2002
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 137 Issue 1, p19
Academic Journal
Provides information on a study that examined whether regular flow doses of inhaled budesonide, with or without low doses of inhaled formoterol, reduce severe exacerbations and improve asthma control in patients with mild asthma. Study design and setting; Main outcome measures; Main results; Conclusions.


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