Add-on salmeterol compared to double dose fluticasone in pediatric asthma: a double-blind, randomized trial (VIAPAED).

@article{Gappa2009AddonSC,
  title={Add-on salmeterol compared to double dose fluticasone in pediatric asthma: a double-blind, randomized trial (VIAPAED).},
  author={Monika Gappa and Wolfgang Zachgo and Andrea von Berg and Wolfgang Kamin and Catrin Stern-Str{\"a}ter and Gratiana Steinkamp},
  journal={Pediatric pulmonology},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 11},
  pages={1132-42}
}
RATIONALE In asthmatic children whose symptoms are uncontrolled on standard doses of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), guidelines recommend to either increase the ICS dose or to add further controller medication, e.g. a long acting ss2-agonist (LABA). The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of doubling the dose of ICS (fluticasone proprionate FP 200 microg twice daily) with adding a long-acting beta-2 agonist to the ICS (SFC, salmeterol 50 microg/ FP 100 microg twice daily) in… CONTINUE READING
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