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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Antileukotrienes In The Treatment Of Asthma And Allergic Rhinitis.
Author: Ribeiro, Jose Dirceu
Toro, Adyléia A D C
Baracat, Emilio C E
Abstract: To compare leukotriene antagonists (LTA) to other groups of drugs used in asthma and allergic rhinitis treatment. MEDLINE, LILACS and Cochrane Library. leukotrienes, antileukotrienes, asthma treatment, allergic rhinitis treatment, asthma and allergic rhinitis. An attempt was made to group the main studies and reviews about this topic. LTA are more efficient than placebo and enhance the effects of inhaled corticosteroids. The association of inhaled corticosteroids with long-acting Beta2 agonists is more efficient than the association of inhaled corticosteroids + LTA. Although use of LTA in acute asthma attacks and allergic rhinitis seems reasonable, more studies are needed to confirm this benefit. LTA reduce hospitalization time and the number of wheezing attacks in infants with acute viral bronchiolitis caused by respiratory syncytial virus, as well as recurrent wheezing after acute viral bronchiolitis. LTA are less efficient than intranasal corticosteroids for allergic rhinitis management. LTA are efficient in exercise-induced asthma, although they are not the first-line treatment. Controlled and randomized studies show that inhaled corticosteroids are the drugs of choice to treat persistent asthma and allergic rhinitis. There is not enough evidence to recommend the use of LTA as first-line drug (monotherapy) in children with asthma (level I). For children who cannot use inhaled corticosteroids, LTA may be a good alternative (level II).
Subject: Acute Disease
Administration, Inhalation
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Adrenergic Beta-agonists
Anti-asthmatic Agents
Asthma, Exercise-induced
Drug Therapy, Combination
Leukotriene Antagonists
Membrane Proteins
Receptors, Leukotriene
Respiratory System
Treatment Outcome
Citation: Jornal De Pediatria. v. 82, n. 5 Suppl, p. S213-21, 2006-Nov.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.2223/JPED.1553
Date Issue: 2006
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