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Buteyko Breathing Technique for asthma: an effective intervention.
N Z Med J. 2003 Dec 12; 116(1187):U710.NZ

Abstract

AIM

To assess the impact of the Buteyko Breathing Technique (BBT) on medication use in asthma.

METHODS

A blinded randomised controlled trial comparing BBT with control was conducted in 38 people with asthma aged between 18 and 70. Participants were followed for six months following the intervention. Medication use and indices of ventilatory function were recorded.

RESULTS

No significant change in FEV1 (forced expiratory volume in one second) was recorded in either group. The BBT group exhibited a reduction in inhaled steroid use of 50% and beta2-agonist use of 85% at six months from baseline. In the control group inhaled steroid use was unchanged and beta2-agonist use was reduced by 37% from baseline. Investigator contact between the two groups was equal. There were no adverse events recorded in either group.

CONCLUSIONS

BBT is a safe and efficacious asthma management technique. BBT has clinical and potential pharmaco-economic benefits that merit further study.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Emergency Department, Gisborne Hospital, Gisborne, New Zealand. mchugh@tdh.org.nzNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Comparative Study
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14752538

Citation

McHugh, Patrick, et al. "Buteyko Breathing Technique for Asthma: an Effective Intervention." The New Zealand Medical Journal, vol. 116, no. 1187, 2003, pp. U710.
McHugh P, Aitcheson F, Duncan B, et al. Buteyko Breathing Technique for asthma: an effective intervention. N Z Med J. 2003;116(1187):U710.
McHugh, P., Aitcheson, F., Duncan, B., & Houghton, F. (2003). Buteyko Breathing Technique for asthma: an effective intervention. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 116(1187), U710.
McHugh P, et al. Buteyko Breathing Technique for Asthma: an Effective Intervention. N Z Med J. 2003 Dec 12;116(1187):U710. PubMed PMID: 14752538.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Buteyko Breathing Technique for asthma: an effective intervention. AU - McHugh,Patrick, AU - Aitcheson,Fergus, AU - Duncan,Bruce, AU - Houghton,Frank, Y1 - 2003/12/12/ PY - 2004/1/31/pubmed PY - 2004/2/21/medline PY - 2004/1/31/entrez SP - U710 EP - U710 JF - The New Zealand medical journal JO - N. Z. Med. J. VL - 116 IS - 1187 N2 - AIM: To assess the impact of the Buteyko Breathing Technique (BBT) on medication use in asthma. METHODS: A blinded randomised controlled trial comparing BBT with control was conducted in 38 people with asthma aged between 18 and 70. Participants were followed for six months following the intervention. Medication use and indices of ventilatory function were recorded. RESULTS: No significant change in FEV1 (forced expiratory volume in one second) was recorded in either group. The BBT group exhibited a reduction in inhaled steroid use of 50% and beta2-agonist use of 85% at six months from baseline. In the control group inhaled steroid use was unchanged and beta2-agonist use was reduced by 37% from baseline. Investigator contact between the two groups was equal. There were no adverse events recorded in either group. CONCLUSIONS: BBT is a safe and efficacious asthma management technique. BBT has clinical and potential pharmaco-economic benefits that merit further study. SN - 1175-8716 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14752538/Buteyko_Breathing_Technique_for_asthma:_an_effective_intervention L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/633 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -