Increasing use of inhaled steroids associated with declining asthma mortality.

@article{Kumana2001IncreasingUO,
  title={Increasing use of inhaled steroids associated with declining asthma mortality.},
  author={Cyrus Rustam Kumana and Maybelle Kou and Ian James Lauder and Mary S M Ip and Wah Kit Lam},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2001},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={161-7}
}
Increasing worldwide asthma prevalence and mortality has led to greater advocacy of inhaled agents, especially steroids. To determine whether corresponding drug usage trends had ensued locally, wholesale data (expressed as defined daily doses (DDDs)/1000 inhabitants/day) were compared for inclusive periods 1984-1986 and 1992-1994. Whereas absolute usage of anti-asthmatics increased by 79%, proportional inhaled usage increased markedly, especially of steroids (571%) and in hospitals. An odds… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.