Nils Ringdal

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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)
It is well accepted that the combination of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) and long-acting beta2-agonists (LABAs) is effective in achieving asthma control, as it treats both components of asthma pathophysiology, namely inflammation and smooth muscle dysfunction of the airways. Leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) can also be used as add-ons to ICS(More)
One hundred fifty-nine asthmatic patients aged 19 to 76 years completed an open crossover-designed study comparing the acceptability of the Bricanyl Turbuhaler (BTH) and the Ventolin metered-dose inhaler (VMDI). The doses given were presumed to be equiactive. Each treatment period lasted for 14 days. Patients registered morning and evening peak expiratory(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Oxis Turbuhaler is a new dry powder formulation of long-acting beta2-agonist formoterol. This study compared the efficacy and safety of regular use of the long-acting beta2-agonist formoterol and the short-acting terbutaline for 3 months in patients with asthma. METHOD After 1-week run-in, 343 patients received either formoterol 12(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of salmeterol/fluticasone propionate combination product (SFC) with fluticasone propionate (FP) plus oral montelukast (M) over 12 weeks in symptomatic asthma patients. The study was a multinational, randomised, double-blind, double-dummy, parallel-group design in patients aged > or = 15 years.(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the time of onset and the duration of the bronchodilating effect of different doses of formoterol administered via Turbuhaler in patients with moderate asthma. Thirty-one patients (five women) with a mean forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) of 1.97 +/- 0.54 1 and a mean reversibility of 31 +/- 14% of baseline were(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of a new combination Diskus inhaler containing both salmeterol 50 mg and fluticasone propionate 250 mg (Seretide) with the two drugs delivered via separate Diskus inhalers. DESIGN A multicentre, double-blind, double-dummy study. Three hundred and seventy-one symptomatic asthma patients (age range 13 to 75(More)
In Vitro and in vivo data have demonstrated that there are detectable differences between inhaled corticosteroids commonly used to treat asthma. However, controversy still remains as to whether these differences translate into clinical benefits. This 12-week, international, randomized, doubleblind, parallel-group study was undertaken to compare the efficacy(More)
A total of 261 patients with symptomatic, mild to moderate asthma were randomized to treatment in this 4-week, double-blind, parallel-group comparison of fluticasone propionate 200 micrograms/d with beclomethasone dipropionate 400 micrograms/d. Improvements from both treatments were seen in diary card data. Morning peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) improved(More)
The study was designed to test for equivalence of asthma control between a new aerosol formulation of beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) incorporating a chlorofluorocarbon-(CFC) free, hydrofluoroalkane propellant (HFA-134a) and the conventional beclomethasone aerosol formulated in CFC propellants. Sixty-eight asthmatic patients entered an eight-week,(More)