Addition of long-acting beta-agonists to inhaled corticosteroids for chronic asthma in children.

@article{Chroinin2009AdditionOL,
  title={Addition of long-acting beta-agonists to inhaled corticosteroids for chronic asthma in children.},
  author={Muireann Ni Chroinin and Toby J Lasserson and Ilana Greenstone and Francine M Ducharme},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2009},
  volume={3},
  pages={CD007949}
}
BACKGROUND Long-acting ss(2)- agonists (LABA) in combination with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are increasingly prescribed in asthmatic children. OBJECTIVES To compare the safety and benefit of adding LABA to ICS with the same or an increased dose of ICS in children with persistent asthma. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Airways Group Asthma Trials Register (May 2008). SELECTION CRITERIA We included randomised controlled trials testing the combination of LABA and ICS versus the… CONTINUE READING
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