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Table 2 RCTs included in the review

From: Inhaled ciclesonide versus inhaled budesonide or inhaled beclomethasone or inhaled fluticasone for chronic asthma in adults: a systematic review

Author Publisher Sponsor Study size Duration Comparator
Nave et al, 2005 European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology ALTANA 18 Measurements at 0, 15, 30, 45 and 60 mins CIC 800 mcg (HFA MDI) od am Vs. BUD 800 mcg (turbohaler) od am
Richter et al, 2005 Journal of Clinical Pharmacology ALTANA 18 Measurements at 0, 15, 30, 45 and 60 mins CIC 800 mcg (HFA MDI) od am Vs. FP 1000 mcg (HFA MDI) od am
Lee, Fardon et al, 2005 Chest AVENTIS 14 4 weeks Crossover with 2 week washout period CIC 800 mcg (HFA MDI) bd Vs. FP 1000 mcg (HFA MDI) bd
Lee, Haggart et al, 2004 British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology AVENTIS 19 4 weeks Crossover with 2 week washout period CIC 400 mcg (HFA MDI) od am Vs. FP 250 mcg (HFA MDI) bd
Kanniess et al, 2001 Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics None declared 15 2 weeks (Cross over study with at least 3 week washout period) CIC 400 mcg (HFA MDI) od am Vs. BUD 400 mcg (turbohaler) od am