Bone mineral density in asthmatic women on high-dose inhaled beclomethasone dipropionate.

@article{Herrala1994BoneMD,
  title={Bone mineral density in asthmatic women on high-dose inhaled beclomethasone dipropionate.},
  author={Jaakko Herrala and Hannu Puolijoki and Olli Impivaara and Kari Liippo and Eero Tala and Markku M. Nieminen},
  journal={Bone},
  year={1994},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={621-3}
}
Inhaled corticosteroids are the cornerstone of the modern therapy for asthma. In recent years, inhaled corticosteroids have been used in higher doses than previously. This has caused concern about possible osteoporotic side-effects. We studied bone mineral densities (BMDs) in 19 non-smoking women (mean age 53 years, range 40-63) with newly diagnosed bronchial asthma and 19 voluntary healthy non-smoking women (mean age 53 years, range 43-67). In both groups, 13 subjects were postmenopausal… CONTINUE READING