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Regular treatment with inhaled long-acting beta2-agonists leads to subsensitivity to their bronchoprotective effects, although the effect of dosing frequency on this subsensitivity is not known. The aim of this study was to assess whether a once-daily dosing regimen with formoterol might be associated with a lesser degree of subsensitivity. In a randomized(More)
BACKGROUND A study was undertaken to investigate the influence of the menstrual cycle on airway responsiveness and beta 2 adrenoceptor function in female asthmatic patients. It has previously been shown that normal women exhibit cyclical changes in beta 2 adrenoceptor function with an increase in beta 2 adrenoceptor density in the luteal phase during the(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in hospitals without on-site cardiac surgery capability, despite receiving only a class IIb recommendation in the ACC/AHA practice guidelines, can be performed effectively and safely. We reviewed the fi rst 3 years of our experience. (More)
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