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CORTICOSTEROIDS AND ASTHMA: TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE?

FCAAIA Notes: Ah….the Goldilocks paradigm! Too little or too much? Of course, the answer is “just the right amount.” Oral corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone) are the treatment of choice for bad asthma exacerbations. 

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A RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLIND, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL OF ORAL MONTELUKAST IN ACUTE ASTHMA EXACERBATION

FCAAIA Notes: This study doesn’t actually show any new data.  It has been known for years that in conjunction with usual care, montelukast (commercially known by its brand name, Singulair) is no more effective than placebo for acute asthma flares. … Continue reading

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