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Episode 98: Inhaled steroids, LABAs and much much more – breathing life into the evidence

In episode 98, James and Mike delve into the world of asthma and leave the audience breathless with anticipation. We discuss what you do if inhaled corticosteroids don’t work completely and the risk of using LABAs on their own. Close to the end of the podcast James develops an acute asthmatic attack and Mike ‘accidentally’ gives James the wrong direction to the emergency room.

Show notes

1) Children with asthma – after inhaled steroids – then what?

N Engl J Med 2010;362:975-85

2) LABAs with or without inhaled corticosteroids

Am J Med 2010;123:322-8

3) Tools for Practice – Long-Acting Beta-Agonist Inhalers in Asthma: Breathing Evidence into the Debate?

http://www.acfp.ca/docs09/ToolsforPracticeInfoforWebsiteDec142009.pdf

4) Short-acting beta-agonists and harm

N Engl J Med 1992;326:501-6

Lancet 1990;336:1391-6

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