Research Paper | Pediatrics | India | Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017
To Study the Efficacy of Inhaled Budesonide Vs Oral Montelukast in Control of Mild Persistant Asthma in Children between 5-18 Years of Age
Neha Raghava, Archana Dubey, C. M. Sharma
Abstract: INTRODUCTION Asthma guidelines in children recommend the use of inhaled budesonide and montelukast to control asthma symptoms and reduce inflammation in patients with mild persistent asthma. This study was undertaken to compare the efficacy of both. METHODOLOGY Children with mild persistent asthma, aged 5 to 18 years, were included. A prospective, controlled study design was used. Patients received either inhaled budesonide [GROUP A] or oral montelukast [GROUP B] for 90 days. Parameters included improvement in the number of asthma attacks, percentage improvement in the absolute eosinophil count, percentage predicted of normal force expiratory volume in 1 second and percentage improvement in the Peak Expiratory Flow Rate after treatment. RESULTS Significant improvement in the frequency of asthma attacks, % improvement in the AEC, FEV1 %, % improvement in the PEFR in both, group A and B were seen. More significant improvement in asthma attacks (p=0.05) and FEV1 % (p=0.002), was seen in group A whereas Oral montelukast was better in terms of % improvement in the AEC (p=0.002). CONCLUSION Inhaled Budesonide is superior to oral Montelukast in treatment of mild persistent asthma in 5 to 18 years children in terms of improvement in terms of studied parameters over 12 weeks period.
Keywords: Inhaled budesonide, mild persistant asthma, oral montelukast
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017,
Pages: 217 - 221
How to Cite this Article?
Neha Raghava, Archana Dubey, C. M. Sharma, "To Study the Efficacy of Inhaled Budesonide Vs Oral Montelukast in Control of Mild Persistant Asthma in Children between 5-18 Years of Age", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART2017678, Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017, 217 - 221
How to Share this Article?
Similar Articles with Keyword 'mild'
Mortality Patterns among Critically Ill Children in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of a Sanglah Hospital
Ni Made Dewi Aryati, I Nyoman Budi Hartawan, Dyah Kanya Wati, Ida Bagus Gede Suparyatha
A Study of Renal Manifestation of Malaria in Children
Dr. Priyanka, Dr. Chaman R Verma
Similar Articles with Keyword 'asthma'
A Clinical Study of a Wheezing Child
Dr. Pusala Venkatanarayana
Study of Factors Associated with Poor Asthma Control in Children Aged 1 to 14 Years Attending Department of Paediatrics of a Teaching Hospital
Amujuri Krishna Prasad, Andukuri Satyavani, Morla D. N. Srikanth
Similar Articles with Keyword 'oral'
Cisplatin Chemotherapy for Hepatoblastoma Induced a Carpopedal Spasm due to Hypocalcemia and Hypomagnesemia: A Case Report
I Made Samitha Wijaya, Ketut Ariawati, AANKP Widnyana
Perpetrator's of Sexual Abuse among Adolescent Girls, Kerala - Unveiling the Camouflage
Dr. Simi Mohan. J. S., Dr. Kochuthresiamma Thomas, Dr. Y. Suba Joice, Father Joye James