The Inhaled Steroid Treatment As Regular Therapy in Early Asthma (START) study 5-year follow-up: effectiveness of early intervention with budesonide in mild persistent asthma.

@article{Busse2008TheIS,
  title={The Inhaled Steroid Treatment As Regular Therapy in Early Asthma (START) study 5-year follow-up: effectiveness of early intervention with budesonide in mild persistent asthma.},
  author={William W. Busse and S\oren Pedersen and Romain A. Pauwels and Wan C Tan and Yu-zhi Chen and Carl Johan Lamm and Paul M O'Byrne},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 5},
  pages={1167-74}
}
BACKGROUND The Inhaled Steroid Treatment as Regular Therapy in Early Asthma (START) study enrolled 7241 patients aged 5 to 66 years with recent-onset, mild persistent asthma to assess early intervention with the inhaled corticosteroid budesonide on long-term asthma control. OBJECTIVE The open-label phase of the START study was included to determine the effect on lung function and asthma control of adding budesonide to the reference group patients who had not initially received inhaled… CONTINUE READING
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