ICS plus LABA 'improves lung function in preterm-born kids'

Combination treatment appears to target both functional and inflammatory processes, researchers say

Combining inhaled corticosteroids with long-acting beta agonists improves spirometry results in school-age children who were born prematurely, according to promising results from a UK study.

The combination treatment also led to favourable post-exercise bronchodilator response, the Cardiff University-led researchers say, but had no impact on exercise capacity.

In a randomised placebo-controlled trial, the team investigated whether twice-daily inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) alone or in combination with

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