NPC Archive Item: Inhaled corticosteroids and the risk of fractures in COPD

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 11 November 2011 A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies found a statistically significant increase in the risk of fractures with prolonged use […]

NPC Archive Item: ICS to the rescue for children with mild asthma?

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 14th March 2011 A randomised controlled trial (RCT) suggests that inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) plus salbutamol as reliever therapy might be an effective step-down strategy for children (>5years of age) with […]