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Doubling of Inhaled Steroid Doses Found Ineffective

KEY POINT

For treating declining pulmonary function in patients with asthma, the widely recommended practice of doubling the inhaled corticosteroid dose is of little benefit, according to a recently published study.

SOURCES

Harrison TW et al. Doubling the dose of inhaled corticosteroid to prevent asthma exacerbations: randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2004;363:271–5.