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A study was done to compare the efficacy and safety of the coprescription of salmeterol 50 microgram twice daily or 100 microgram twice daily with beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) 500 micrograms twice daily (SALM 50 and SALM 100) with BDP 1,000 microgram twice daily (BDP 1,000) in patients with asthma not controlled by BDP 500 microgram twice daily (or the(More)
BACKGROUND Salmeterol is a potent selective beta 2 agonist that has been shown to have a duration of action in excess of 12 hours. In this study salmeterol and salbutamol were compared over a three month period with a further extension of nine months. METHODS Three hundred and eighty eight patients with mild to moderate reversible airways obstruction(More)
In this 4-week, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, parallel group study, the dose-effect relationship of four doses of inhaled fluticasone propionate (50, 100, 200, and 400 micrograms twice daily) was investigated and compared with beclomethasone dipropionate, 200 micrograms twice daily. A total of 672 patients with moderate asthma currently receiving(More)
Five hundred and eighty-five patients with moderate asthma, currently receiving 400-1000 micrograms day-1 of an inhaled corticosteroid, were treated for 6 weeks in a double-blind, randomized, parallel group study with either 500 micrograms day-1 fluticasone propionate as a dry powder via a Diskhaler inhaler, 500 micrograms day-1 fluticasone propionate via a(More)
This multi-national, double-blind, randomized, parallel-group study compared the efficacy and tolerability of fluticasone propionate 500 microg twice daily propelled either by the non-chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellant, hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) 134a, or the CFC propellants 11 and 12 used in the established pressurized metered dose inhaler (pMDI). The study(More)
Achieving and maintaining optimal asthma control is a major asthma management goal advocated by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). Recent evidence suggests that while asthma control is clearly achievable in most asthmatics, not all asthmatics attain optimal asthma control. The difficulty is compounded further because patients, physicians and(More)
Three hundred and fifty-three asthmatic patients who remained symptomatic despite treatment with budesonide 800-1200 microg day(-1) (or equivalent) were randomized to a new combination therapy comprising salmeterol 50 microg and fluticasone propionate 250 microg (Seretide, Advair, Viani 50/250 microg) twice daily or budesonide 800 microg twice daily for 24(More)
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