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The use of inhaled corticosteroids in pediatric asthma: update

Overview of attention for article published in World Allergy Organization Journal, January 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (81st percentile)

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Title
The use of inhaled corticosteroids in pediatric asthma: update
Published in
World Allergy Organization Journal, January 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40413-016-0117-0
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Authors

Elham Hossny, Nelson Rosario, Bee Wah Lee, Meenu Singh, Dalia El-Ghoneimy, Jian Yi SOH, Peter Le Souef

Abstract

Despite the availability of several formulations of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and delivery devices for treatment of childhood asthma and despite the development of evidence-based guidelines, childhood asthma control remains suboptimal. Improving uptake of asthma management plans, both by families and practitioners, is needed. Adherence to daily ICS therapy is a key determinant of asthma control and this mandates that asthma education follow a repetitive pattern and involve literal explanation and physical demonstration of the optimal use of inhaler devices. The potential adverse effects of ICS need to be weighed against the benefit of these drugs to control persistent asthma especially that its safety profile is markedly better than oral glucocorticoids. This article reviews the key mechanisms of inhaled corticosteroid action; recommendations on dosage and therapeutic regimens; potential optimization of effectiveness by addressing inhaler technique and adherence to therapy; and updated knowledge on the real magnitude of adverse events.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 163 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 25 15%
Student > Master 25 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 10%
Researcher 16 10%
Student > Postgraduate 15 9%
Other 36 22%
Unknown 29 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 75 46%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 14 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 2%
Social Sciences 4 2%
Other 17 10%
Unknown 36 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 December 2017.
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#2,420,941
of 15,918,484 outputs
Outputs from World Allergy Organization Journal
#128
of 601 outputs
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#50,597
of 267,306 outputs
Outputs of similar age from World Allergy Organization Journal
#1
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