Viscous topical is more effective than nebulized steroid therapy for patients with eosinophilic esophagitis.

@article{Dellon2012ViscousTI,
  title={Viscous topical is more effective than nebulized steroid therapy for patients with eosinophilic esophagitis.},
  author={Evan S. Dellon and Arif Sheikh and Olga Speck and Kimberly R Woodward and Ann B Whitlow and Jessica M Hores and Marija Ivanovi{\'c} and Allen Chau and John T. Woosley and Ryan D. Madanick and Roy Charles Orlando and N J Shaheen},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={143 2},
  pages={321-4.e1}
}
We performed a randomized trial to compare nebulized and viscous topical corticosteroid treatments for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Subjects with incident EoE (n = 25) received budesonide 1 mg twice daily, either nebulized and then swallowed (NEB) or as an oral viscous slurry (OVB), for 8 weeks. Baseline eosinophil counts for the NEB and OVB groups were 101 and 83 (P = .62). Posttreatment counts were 89 and 11 (P = .02). The mucosal medication contact time, measured by scintigraphy, was… CONTINUE READING
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