Inhaled corticosteroids and the risk of pneumonia in people with asthma: a case-control study.

  title={Inhaled corticosteroids and the risk of pneumonia in people with asthma: a case-control study.},
  author={Tricia M McKeever and Timothy W Harrison and Richard B. Hubbard and Dominick E Shaw},
  volume={144 6},
BACKGROUND In clinical trials, the use of inhaled corticosteroids is associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in people with COPD, but whether the same is true for people with asthma is not known. METHODS With the use of primary care data from The Health Improvement Network, we identified people with asthma, and from this cohort, we identified patients with pneumonia or lower respiratory tract infection and age- and sex-matched control subjects. Conditional logistic regression was used… CONTINUE READING
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