Efficacy of low and high dose inhaled corticosteroid in smokers versus non-smokers with mild asthma.

@article{Tomlinson2005EfficacyOL,
  title={Efficacy of low and high dose inhaled corticosteroid in smokers versus non-smokers with mild asthma.},
  author={Jessica M Tomlinson and Alex D. McMahon and Rekha Chaudhuri and J. M. Thompson and Susan F. Wood and Neil C Thomson},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={282-7}
}
BACKGROUND Cigarette smokers with asthma are insensitive to short term inhaled corticosteroid therapy, but efficacy when given for a longer duration at different doses is unknown. METHODS Ninety five individuals with mild asthma were recruited to a multicentre, randomised, double blind, parallel group study comparing inhaled beclomethasone in doses of 400 microg or 2000 microg daily for 12 weeks in smokers and non-smokers. The primary end point was the change in morning peak expiratory flow… CONTINUE READING