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Inhaled Steroids Prove Safe And More Effective For Treating Mild Asthma Than Non-Steroidal Therapies

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October 12, 2000
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Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
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Children who use inhaled steroids to control their asthma do not have to worry about stunting their growth, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. In addition, steroidal therapy provides better treatment for asthma than non-steroidal therapy in terms of significantly reducing the number of hospitalizations and urgent care visits, as well as the need for additional asthma medications.

Children who use inhaled steroids to control their asthma do not have to worry about stunting their growth, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. In addition, steroidal therapy provides better treatment for asthma than non-steroidal therapy in terms of significantly reducing the number of hospitalizations and urgent care visits, as well as the need for additional asthma medications. The findings are reported by the Childhood Asthma Management Program Research Group (CAMP), a consortium of eight medical centers in the United States and Canada.


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Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. (2000, October 12). Inhaled Steroids Prove Safe And More Effective For Treating Mild Asthma Than Non-Steroidal Therapies. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001009104409.htm
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