The first Journal Club of MABetterBreathing.org
Date: Monday, March 27th
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 01:00 p.m.
WebEX Meeting Information:
Step 01) Click the Event WebEx Link below, and put your information with the event password.
Event WebEX Link
Event Password: MABetter
Step 02) After you log in WebEx, call the conference number below. (No computer? just call in the number.)
Call-in toll-free number: 1-877-495-8204 (US)
Conference Code: 5368192168
There has been a cloud over the use of long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilators, such as salmeterol (Serevent) and formoterol (Foradil), that are part of the combination inhalers Advair, Symbicort, and Dulera. Their use has been associated with an increased risk of death and near-death (ICU admission) from asthma, leading to a “black box” warning contained in the package insert of all of these inhalers. There has been a question about whether this risk of death and near-death applies to those who use these long-acting bronchodilators together with an inhaled steroid. The attached article describes a large study designed to answer this question.