Journal article

Inhaled corticosteroids compared to placebo for prevention of exercise induced bronchoconstriction.

MS Koh, A Tee, TJ Lasserson, LB Irving

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of exercise induced bronchoconstriction is likely multifactorial and is not completely understood. Inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of exercise induced bronchoconstriction in asthmatic subjects but the evidence seems less strong in non-asthmatic subjects. The management of exercise induced bronchoconstriction focuses on prevention, through both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this review were to evaluate the use of inhaled corticosteroids in the treatment of exercise induced bronchoconstriction in a systematic way. Specifically, the review was designed to: determine whether inhaled corticost..

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