Dose changes or additions could prove beneficial for asthmaA study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and other institutions has suggested that dose changes (steroids) and/or addition of new drugs to the asthma therapy can provide relief to patients.

Robert C. Strunk, M.D., and Leonard B. Bacharier, M.D., both Washington University pediatric asthma specialists at St. Louis Children’s Hospital were co-authors for this study.

The study was published online March 2, 2010, by the New England Journal of Medicine and presented the same day at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s annual meeting in New Orleans.