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Inhaled Corticosteroids

Inhaled corticosteroids  These are used for their anti-inflammatory effects in asthma. They are very effective in asthma, but are of limited use in COPD.   Mechanism If you want lots of info on steroids, see the Cushing’s disease notes. In relation to asthma:  
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over 4 years ago
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Anaphylactic Shock

 
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Allergy

  Allergy – Inappropriate immune response to normally harmless allergen. Allergen – Foreign particles which produce an IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reaction in sensitive individuals.  
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Asthma Explained Clearly 1of2

Understand asthma with this clear explanation by Dr. Roger Seheult.  
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over 4 years ago
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Asthma Explained Clearly 2of2

Understand asthma with this clear explanation by Dr. Roger Seheult.  
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over 4 years ago
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Asthma inhalers could go into schools - BBC News

Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.  
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over 4 years ago
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Smoking bans are linked to reduction in preterm births and childhood asthma, says study

Rates of preterm births and paediatric hospital admissions for asthma fell by 10% within a year of smoke-free legislation taking effect, says a systematic review and meta-analysis on the issue.1  
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Scratch 'n Sneeze - Science of Allergies - The Naked Scientists

Naked Scientists - 21st May 2011 - Scratch 'n Sneeze - Science of Allergies  
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over 4 years ago
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Asthma deaths report warns complacency is costing lives - BBC News

People with asthma are dying unnecessarily because of complacency among both medical staff and patients, a national study claims.  
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over 4 years ago
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Two thirds of deaths from asthma are preventable, confidential inquiry finds

Two in three deaths from asthma could be prevented by better management of the condition including personal asthma plans for patients, timely reviews of asthma care, and the prescription of more appropriate drugs, says the first confidential inquiry into asthma by the Royal College of Physicians.1  
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over 4 years ago
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Asthma deaths report warns complacency is costing lives - BBC News

People with asthma are dying unnecessarily because of complacency among both medical staff and patients, a national study claims.  
BBC News
over 4 years ago
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Non-eosinophilic asthma

Stream Non-eosinophilic asthma by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
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over 4 years ago
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Comparative effectiveness of long term drug treatment strategies to prevent asthma exacerbations: network meta-analysis

Objective To determine the comparative effectiveness and safety of current maintenance strategies in preventing exacerbations of asthma.  
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over 4 years ago
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Maintenance treatment for adults with chronic asthma

Which treatment for asthma is most likely to reduce the risk of exacerbations in adults? In a linked paper, Loymans and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.g3009) seek to address this question using network meta-analysis.1 The authors identified and compared 16 different treatment approaches, using evidence from randomised trials of at least 24 weeks’ duration. The primary outcome was severe exacerbations (leading to admission to hospital, a visit to the emergency department, or a course of oral steroids).  
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Clinical trials: units of randomisation

Researchers evaluated the efficacy of a short course of oral prednisolone for acute asthma in children of school age. A randomised double blind placebo controlled crossover trial study design was used. The intervention was parent initiated treatment with the corticosteroid prednisolone (1 mg/kg/day) or placebo when an episode of acute asthma occurred. For each episode, treatment with prednisolone or placebo was chosen at random. Participants were 230 children aged 5-12 years with a history of recurrent episodes of acute asthma. Each child could contribute a maximum of eight episodes of acute asthma to the data collection over a three year study period.1  
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Clinical trials: units of randomisation

Researchers evaluated the efficacy of a short course of oral prednisolone for acute asthma in children of school age. A randomised double blind placebo controlled crossover trial study design was used. The intervention was parent initiated treatment with the corticosteroid prednisolone (1 mg/kg/day) or placebo when an episode of acute asthma occurred. For each episode, treatment with prednisolone or placebo was chosen at random. Participants were 230 children aged 5-12 years with a history of recurrent episodes of acute asthma. Each child could contribute a maximum of eight episodes of acute asthma to the data collection over a three year study period.1  
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Asthma death: Mother 'shattered' after ambulance delay - BBC News

A mother describes the pain of losing her daughter to asthma, when an ambulance went to the wrong address.  
BBC News
over 4 years ago
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Non-eosinophilic asthma

Stream Non-eosinophilic asthma by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
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over 4 years ago
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Internal medicine on Instagram: “Erythema nodosum Painful erythematous nodules of erythema nodosum are often found in a symmetric distribution on the legs. The nodules can…”

“Erythema nodosum Painful erythematous nodules of erythema nodosum are often found in a symmetric distribution on the legs. The nodules can also appear to…”  
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Update on basic and clinical aspects of eosinophilic oesophagitis

Stream Update on basic and clinical aspects of eosinophilic oesophagitis by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
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about 4 years ago