Review: Inhaled corticosteroids reduce hospital admissions in acute asthma
- Study backs stepping down steroids in severe asthma. // Pulse;12/9/2002, Vol. 62 Issue 47, p8
Presents a study on the effects of inhaled corticosteroids in patients with chronic stable asthma in Great Britain.
- 'Excess asthma steroids can cause adrenal crisis'. Dragon, Natalie // GP: General Practitioner;12/2/2002, p5
Focuses on the possibility of excessive doses of asthma steroid corticosteroids to cause adrenal crises resulting in coma and death. Doses of the steroid recommended for patients; Effect of the steroid on children; Suggestion of George Russell, consultant at the department of child health in...
- Severe Asthma Attack? Get This in the ER. Loecher, Barbara // Prevention;Feb2001, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p172
Proposes that prescribing an inhaled corticosteroid in addition to an oral one could keep asthma sufferers out of the emergency room longer.
- Corticosteroid resistance in chronic asthma. Carmichael, J.; Paterson, I.C.; Diaz, P.; Crompton, G.K.; Kay, A.B.; Grant, I.W.B. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);5/2/1981, Vol. 282 Issue 6274, p1418
Presents a study on the response of patients with chronic asthma to corticosteroids. Relation of corticosteroid-resistant patients with a frequent history of asthma; Information on the peak expiratory flow rate in the morning of resistant patients; Effects of prednisolone by mouth on the number...
- The Scientific Rationale of Combining Inhaled Glucocorticoids and Long Acting Beta 2 Adrenoceptor Agonists. Knox, Alan J. // Current Pharmaceutical Design;Sep2002, Vol. 8 Issue 20, p1863
Asthma is characterised by a chronic inflammatory process involving the airway wall leading to airflow limitation and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. This review describes the cellular molecular events underlying airway inflammation and remodelling in asthma and focuses on the distinct mechanisms...
- Should tiotropium be a maintenance asthma medication? Kuritzky, Louis // Internal Medicine Alert;12/29/2010 Supplement, p192
The article reports on the findings of a study regarding the utilization of tiotropium together with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) as maintenance medication for asthma.
- Early asthma control and maintenance with eformoterol following reduction of inhaled corticosteroid dose. Price, D.; Dutchman, D.; Mawson, A.; Bodalia, B.; Duggan, S.; Todd, P. // Thorax;Sep2002, Vol. 57 Issue 9, p791
Background: The prevalence of tuberculosis in adult men in India is 2-4 times higher than in women. Tobacco smoking is prevalent almost exclusively among men, so it is possible that tobacco smoking may be a risk factor for developing pulmonary tuberculosis. A nested case control study was...
- Asthma. Empey, Duncan W. // British Medical Journal;10/28/1978, Vol. 2 Issue 6146, p1208
Focuses on measures on asthma management. Importance on explaining chronicity and variability of asthma condition on patient; Aim on achieving optimum control with minimum side effects; Efficiency of oral corticosteroids on maintenance.
- Multicentre, Randomised, Parallel-Group Study of the Efficacy and Tolerability of Flunisolide Administered Once Daily via AeroChamber in the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Asthma. Bielory, L.; Picone, F.; Rabinowitz, P.; Rossoff, L.; Winder, J.; Incaudo, G.; Wu, J.; Newman, K. // Clinical Drug Investigation;2000, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p93
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of flunisolide given once-daily in patients with persistent asthma versus other inhaled corticosteroids given in standard multidose regimens. Patients and Methods: A total of 515 patients aged 16 to 75 years with mild to moderate asthma...