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Impact of corticosteroid therapy on lifestyles in asthmatic children from Sri lanka

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dc.contributor.author Karunasekera, K.A.W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Fernando, A.D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Jayasinghe, C.Y. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-29T09:32:13Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-29T09:32:13Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Indian Pediatrics. 2010; 47(5): pp.433-5 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0019-6061 (Print) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0974-7559 (Electronic) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/2027
dc.description Indexed in MEDLINE
dc.description.abstract This study was conducted to ascertain the impact of inhaled corticosteroids therapy (ICS) in alleviation of lifestyle restrictions in 200 asthmatic children. 90 children on ICS were reviewed at 3 months. Restrictions on bathing, food, play activities and school attendance were found in <70%. These were not related to asthma severity. Following ICS, reduction in symptoms, hospital admissions, outpatient visits and nebulizations were noted between 67% -73%. Restrictions on bathing, food, play activities and school attendance had been waived off in 23% -55%. We conclude that ICS significantly alleviated symptoms and lifestyle restrictions. However, the reduction on lifestyle restrictions was less than symptom control.
dc.publisher Indian Pediatrics en_US
dc.title Impact of corticosteroid therapy on lifestyles in asthmatic children from Sri lanka en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.department Paediatrics en_US
dc.creator.corporateauthor Indian Academy of Pediatrics en_US


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