publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010

Caffeine for asthma

Emma J Welsh; Anna Bara; Elizabeth Barley; Christopher J Cates;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Background Caffeine has a variety of pharmacological effects; it is a weak bronchodilator and it also reduces respiratory muscle fatigue. It is chemically related to the drug theophylline which is used to treat asthma. It has been suggested that caffeine may reduce asthma symptoms and interest has been expressed in its potential role as an asthma treatment. A number of studies have explored the effects of caffeine in asthma; this is the first review to systematically examine and summarise the evidence. Objectives To assess the effects of caffeine on lung function and identify whether there is a need to control for caffeine consumption prior to either lung functi...
Subjects
free text keywords: Bronchodilator, medicine.drug_class, medicine, Meta-analysis, business.industry, business, Respiratory muscle, Caffeine, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Placebo, Anesthesia, Asthma, medicine.disease, Exhaled nitric oxide, Theophylline, medicine.drug

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