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Inhaled corticosteroids adverse effects in asthmatic children: a review

Inhaled corticosteroids adverse effects in asthmatic children: a review
Inhaled corticosteroids adverse effects in asthmatic children: a review
Background Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) have an important role in the treatment of chronic asthma in children. The prevalence of asthma symptoms in children varies from 0 to 30 percent in different populations with the highest prevalence occurring in Australia, New Zealand and England.
Methods A review of the literature and studies about inhaled corticosteroids safety, action and adverse events in children and adults where applicable was done.
Conclusion Inhaled corticosteroids are the main stay therapy for persistent asthma in children. Their safety and efficacy is proven from the literature. Proper education of the parents about asthma and inhaled corticosteroids is very important and improve asthma control. Keeping in mind to taper the inhaled corticosteroids to the lowest dose needed to control asthma and using correct inhalation technique by the use of spacers with metered dose inhalers or dry powder inhalers (Turbuhaler and Diskus) will prevent the occurrence of adverse events.
inhaled corticosteroids, adverse events
Alotaibi, Saad
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Alshammari, Farhan
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Alotaibi, Saad
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Alshammari, Farhan
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Alotaibi, Saad and Alshammari, Farhan (2005) Inhaled corticosteroids adverse effects in asthmatic children: a review. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Background Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) have an important role in the treatment of chronic asthma in children. The prevalence of asthma symptoms in children varies from 0 to 30 percent in different populations with the highest prevalence occurring in Australia, New Zealand and England.
Methods A review of the literature and studies about inhaled corticosteroids safety, action and adverse events in children and adults where applicable was done.
Conclusion Inhaled corticosteroids are the main stay therapy for persistent asthma in children. Their safety and efficacy is proven from the literature. Proper education of the parents about asthma and inhaled corticosteroids is very important and improve asthma control. Keeping in mind to taper the inhaled corticosteroids to the lowest dose needed to control asthma and using correct inhalation technique by the use of spacers with metered dose inhalers or dry powder inhalers (Turbuhaler and Diskus) will prevent the occurrence of adverse events.

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Submitted date: 14 March 2005
Keywords: inhaled corticosteroids, adverse events

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Local EPrints ID: 15052
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/15052
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Date deposited: 04 May 2006
Last modified: 05 Oct 2018 12:04

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