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Evid Based Nurs 4:15 doi:10.1136/ebn.4.1.15
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Review: addition of salmeterol leads to improved lung function and fewer exacerbations in symptomatic asthma

Table 2

Mean percentage (95% CI) of days and nights without symptoms or use of rescue treatment (in favour of added salmeterol) (all p<0.001)

Outcomes 3 months 6 months
Days without symptoms (%) 11 (8 to 15) 15 (11 to 19)
Nights without symptoms (%) 5 (2 to 8) 6 (3 to 9)
Days without rescue medications (%) 16 (13 to 20) 19 (14 to 24)
Nights without rescue medications (%) 9 (5 to 12) 9 (5 to 13)

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