The effect of inhaled corticosteroids on the urinary calcium to creatinine ratio in childhood asthma.

@article{Bentur2003TheEO,
  title={The effect of inhaled corticosteroids on the urinary calcium to creatinine ratio in childhood asthma.},
  author={Lea Bentur and Jarrous Taisir and Yedidia Bentur},
  journal={Therapie},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={313-6}
}
BACKGROUND The use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) via spacers in childhood asthma is increasing. However, concern has been raised about its long-term impact. Hypercalciuria is a known adverse effect of treatment with systemic corticosteroids. The urinary calcium to creatinine ratio (UCa:Cr) is a simple, reliable and non-invasive tool for evaluation of hypercalciuria. AIM To determine whether ICS can induce hypercalciuria in children with asthma. SETTING Outpatient clinic in a referral… CONTINUE READING

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