Added salmeterol versus higher-dose corticosteroid in asthma patients with symptoms on existing inhaled corticosteroid. Allen & Hanburys Limited UK Study Group.

@article{Greening1994AddedSV,
  title={Added salmeterol versus higher-dose corticosteroid in asthma patients with symptoms on existing inhaled corticosteroid. Allen & Hanburys Limited UK Study Group.},
  author={Andrew P Greening and Philip W. Ind and M R Northfield and Gary T. Shaw},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1994},
  volume={344 8917},
  pages={219-24}
}
Guidelines on asthma management recommend that in patients who still have symptoms on treatment with low-dose inhaled corticosteroids the first step should be an increase in inhaled corticosteroid dose. The addition of long-acting inhaled beta 2-adrenoceptor agonists is another option. We have compared these two strategies in a randomised, double-blind, parallel-group trial. We studied 429 adult asthmatic patients who still had symptoms despite maintenance treatment with 200 micrograms twice… CONTINUE READING
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