Podcast: Increased versus stable doses of inhaled corticosteroids for exacerbations of chronic asthma in adults and children

Previous asthma treatment guidelines recommended doubling the dose of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) at the first sign of an asthma attack as part of an action plan. The authors looked for all studies that have assessed whether such an increase is better than and is as safe as carrying on with the usual ICS dose.  One of the authors, Francine M Ducharme tells us what they found.