Success of Inhaled Corticosteroids in the Treatment of Non-Asthmatic Respiratory Diseases

Author(s): Nazan Cobanoglu

Journal Name: Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
Formerly Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents

Volume 11 , Issue 3 , 2012

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Systemic corticosteroids (SCSs) have been widely used to treat various inflammatory respiratory diseases for many years despite the serious complications associated with them. Inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) have been developed to reduce the harmful adverse effects of SCSs. Since their first introduction, ICSs have been used primarily for the treatment of asthma. However, certain individuals including those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or croup may respond to the beneficial effects of ICSs. In this review, we discuss the effectiveness of ICSs in the treatment of non-asthmatic inflammatory respiratory diseases in paediatric and adult populations.

Keywords: Adult, children, effectiveness, inflammation, inhaled corticosteroids, non-asthmatic respiratory diseases

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Year: 2012
Published on: 25 November, 2012
Page: [210 - 216]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1871523011202030210
Price: $65

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