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Cochrane Systematic Review: Inhaled corticosteroids compared to placebo for prevention of exercise induced bronchoconstriction

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Koh MS, Tee A, Lasserson TJ, Irving LB.

Objectives: The objectives of this review were to evaluate the use of inhaled corticosteroids in the treatment of exercise induced bronchoconstriction in a systematic way. Specifically, the review was designed to: determine whether inhaled corticosteroids (compared to placebo) has an attenuating effect on exercise induced bronchoconstriction in adult and pediatric asthmatic patients; estimate the magnitude of the attenuating effect.