Intervention Review

Addition of long-acting beta2-agonists to inhaled steroids as first line therapy for persistent asthma in steroid-naive adults and children

  1. Muireann Ni Chroinin1,*,
  2. Ilana Greenstone2,
  3. Toby J Lasserson3,
  4. Francine M Ducharme4,5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Airways Group

Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

Assessed as up-to-date: 11 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005307.pub2


How to Cite

Ni Chroinin M, Greenstone I, Lasserson TJ, Ducharme FM. Addition of long-acting beta2-agonists to inhaled steroids as first line therapy for persistent asthma in steroid-naive adults and children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD005307. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005307.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cork University Hospital, Division of Children's Services, Cork, Ireland

  2. 2

    Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal, Canada

  3. 3

    The Cochrane Collaboration, Cochrane Editorial Unit, London, UK

  4. 4

    University of Montreal, Department of Paediatrics, Montreal, Québec, Canada

  5. 5

    CHU Sainte-Justine, Research Centre, Montreal, Canada

*Muireann Ni Chroinin, Division of Children's Services, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. Muireann.NiChroinin@hse.ie.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

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