Nocturnal cortisol secretion in asthmatic patients after inhalation of fluticasone propionate.

  title={Nocturnal cortisol secretion in asthmatic patients after inhalation of fluticasone propionate.},
  author={P. Weiner and Noa Berar-Yanay and Avi Davidovich and Rasmi Magadle},
  volume={116 4},
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to assess the relationship between the degree of airflow obstruction and the suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis after inhalation of fluticasone propionate (FP) in asthmatic patients with varying degrees of airway obstruction. STUDY DESIGN The nocturnal cortisol production (from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM), defined as the integrated area under the curve of nocturnal plasma cortisol, was measured following inhalation of a placebo or a single dose… CONTINUE READING


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