Inhaled corticosteroids moderate lung function decline in adults with asthma

Ernst, P.
February 2006
Thorax;Feb2006, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p93
Academic Journal
The paper describes a reduction in the decline in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) over 10 years in patients with asthma aged over 30 years who were using inhaled corticosteroids throughout the observation period. Lange and colleagues conducted the study using information from the Copenhagen City Heart Study. Inhaled corticosteroids reduced the annual decline in FEV1 by 23 ml/year compared with asthma patients not using inhaled corticosteroids.


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