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Adrenal suppression in bronchiectasis and the impact of inhaled corticosteroids.

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The present study identified three patients with bronchiectasis receiving inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) who had symptomatic adrenal suppression secondary to ICS. The prevalence of adrenal suppression is unknown in bronchiectasis. The frequency of adrenal suppression and the impact of ICS use in bronchiectasis patients were examined. In total, 50 outpatients (33 receiving ICSs) underwent a short Synacthen test and completed a St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ). Symptoms of adrenal s...

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10.1183/09031936.00016908

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM
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Journal:
The European respiratory journal
Volume:
32
Issue:
4
Pages:
1047-1052
Publication date:
2008-10-05
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EISSN:
1399-3003
ISSN:
0903-1936
URN:
uuid:e2439fc9-2547-4023-84ed-4e80e456b4a9
Source identifiers:
482090
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pubs:482090

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