Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences (SJMS) | Sudan JMS: Volume 12 (2017), Issue No. 4 | pages: 215-230

DOI: 10.18502/sjms.v12i4.1353

Association between Exposure to Beta 2 Agonists and Corticosteroids and Acquiring Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome among Asthmatic Patients: a Case-Control Study

Alsarah Mutwakil Abbas Diab
,

Eman MutwakilAhmedAlmostafa Suliman
,

AyatAbdallah Hassan Abdallah
,

Mohamed AbdelhadiElzubair Dyab
,

Tanzeel Omer Elamin Awadalla
,

Naila Mubarak Kirkisawi
,

Nazik Elmalaika Obaid Seid Ahmed Husain
,

Abstract

Background:Beta2 (β2) agonists as relievers and corticosteroids as controllers are the mainstay drugs for asthma treatment. Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (BJHS) is a connective tissue disorder with musculoskeletal symptoms.

We had examined the possible association between the use of β2 agonists and corticosteroids and acquiring BJHS in asthmatic patients.

Methods:This was a case-control, hospital-based study including a group of asthmatics who had BJHS (cases), compared with a matched group of asthmatics without BJHS (controls) for the β2 agonists and corticosteroids past and current pattern of use. Information was collected by face-to-face interview and clinical examination and from subjects’ medical records using pre-structured questionnaire. BJHS diagnosis was based on the revised Brighton criteria. Asthma severity was reflected by a score, which was calculated from the asthma questionnaire. Comparison of exposure was done by Calculation of Odds Ratio.

Results:

Development of BJHS was found to be significantly associated with chronicity of asthma of average duration of 13.2 years, and hence to prolonged use of β2 agonists and/or corticosteroids (OR 1.019; 95% CI 0.999 - 1.039, P=0.006)

Exposure to β2 agonist and corticosteroid (87 and 79 cases and controls respectively P=0.05)high asthma score (42.9 ± 9.8 and 40.4 ± 8.3 among cases and controls respectively, P=0.011) were significantly associated with the development of BJHS.

Statistics

  • Downloads 7
  • Views 1326

Article Tools

Navigation

Refbacks



ISSN: 1858-5051