HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Specialty medical societies offer evidence-based conclusions on inhaled steroid treatment for asthma

(NORTHBROOK, IL, December 9, 2003) - Inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) therapy remains the gold standard of asthma treatment, according to findings from a systematic evidence review released today by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI), and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI). Published in the December issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the ACCP, the review offers evidence-based conclusions on several prominent risks associated with ICS therapy for the treatment of adult and pediatric asthma.

"ICS therapy has been the gold standard in asthma treatment for 20 years because of its proven effectiveness. However, since the inception of ICS therapy, physicians have been concerned about side effects, particularly in special populations, such as children, women, and the elderly," said lead author Frank T. Leone, MD, MS, FCCP, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. "After a systematic and accurate review of the proven risks, we can say with confidence that the majority of evidence supports the conclusion that the clinical effectiveness of ICS therapy decidedly outweighs the proven risks."

An expert panel with representatives from the ACCP, the AAAAI, and the ACAAI identified critical questions that impact decisions regarding the use of ICS therapy in relation to the five adult and pediatric risk areas of bone mineral density (BMD), cataracts, glaucoma, growth retardation, and skin thinning. Panel members reviewed 108 asthma studies related to ICS therapy complications and summarized all relevant evidence for each risk area. A consensus statement was provided for each risk area along with a grade to reflect the quantity and quality of evidence supporting each conclusion. Overall, the panel concluded that the benefits associated with ICS use greatly exceed the risks. In regards to the effect of ICS therapy on BMD, the panel stro
'"/>

Contact: Jennifer Stawarz
jstawarz@chestnet.org
847-498-8306
American College of Chest Physicians
8-Dec-2003


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Rigorous Evaluation Of "Hospitalist" Model Needed To Determine Impact Of This New Medical Specialty, According To UCSF Health Policy Researchers
2. Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study
3. NIH state-of-the-science panel calls for demedicalization of menopause
4. Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
5. Breakthrough in medical research: New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients
6. Jefferson Lab medical imager spots breast cancer
7. Society of Hospital Medicine to launch new medical journal
8. LA BioMed medical/research briefs March 2005
9. Promising new strategy for Swedish medical research
10. Flu vaccination benefits people of any age with high-risk medical conditions
11. UCLA study: Nearly a third of drug ads in medical journals contain no references for medical claims

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... Catalent Pharma Solutions, the ... and consumer health products, today announced that Mr. Michael Merges, Director of Strategic ... to be held at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC, on Jan. 24 – ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... Switzerland (PRWEB) , ... January 18, 2017 , ... ... for the first time support an aid project with the donation of cochlear ... get the gift of hearing and thus a fair chance of leading an ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... Agoura Hills, CA (PRWEB) , ... January 18, ... ... risk of dental problems ranging from gum disease to enamel erosion, and those ... from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, many pregnant women are failing to ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... 2017 , ... January is National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), now in its fourteenth ... and commit the crime of stalking, a very real danger to many in our community. ... in stalking and other crimes. , “Stalking: know it. Name it. Stop it.”—so reads the ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Gym Source, America’s leading retailer of ... at South Dixie Hwy in Miami, FL. , “We are elated to be opening ... innovative in-store concept is designed to give clients a seamless and motivating shopping experience.” ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/18/2017)... URBANDALE, Iowa , Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... announced that subsidiary Caretta Therapeutics plans, in the ... product. Venodol, a topical roll-on intended to provide ... to opioid and steroidal analgesics. It was developed ... Reid to commercialize products derived from snake ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... offering. ... global CINV drugs market to grow at a CAGR of 5.41% ... 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with ... its growth prospects over the coming years. To calculate the market ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... 2017 In China , we ... the Upgrade of China,s Healthy Strategy ... Plan for Economic and Social Development of the ... and the state council of the People,s Republic ... emerging industry development plan, identifying medical devices as one of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: