Addition of long-acting beta2-agonists to inhaled steroids versus higher dose inhaled steroids in adults and children with persistent asthma.

@article{Ducharme2010AdditionOL,
  title={Addition of long-acting beta2-agonists to inhaled steroids versus higher dose inhaled steroids in adults and children with persistent asthma.},
  author={Francine Monique Ducharme and Muireann Ni Chroinin and Ilana Greenstone and Toby J Lasserson},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2010},
  volume={4},
  pages={
          CD005533
        }
}
BACKGROUND In asthmatic patients inadequately controlled on inhaled corticosteroids and/or those with moderate persistent asthma, two main options are recommended: the combination of a long-acting inhaled ss2 agonist (LABA) with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) or use of a higher dose of inhaled corticosteroids. OBJECTIVES To determine the effect of the combination of long-acting ss(2) agonists and inhaled corticosteroids compared to a higher dose of inhaled corticosteroids on the risk of asthma… CONTINUE READING
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