During the three-year warranty period offered by most manufacturers there are an average of claims per car against guarantees. During seven years, Kia customers make an average claims. That's of a claim per car in the final four years of the warranty. This means the Kia cars get checked and repaired more and get more reliable in the long run. This seems to have a positive effect on the used value of Kia cars on the second hand market. The customer therefore wins twice: he gets 7 years of peace of mind, and a higher resale price. Kia from its side, almost tripled its market share.
long-acting beta-2 adrenergic agonists (LABA) incr. risk of asthma-related death; data from large placebo-controlled US study showed incr. in asthma-related deaths in pts receiving salmeterol plus usual asthma tx, results considered LABA class effect; inadequate data to determine if concurrent inhaled corticosteroids or other long-term asthma control tx mitigates incr. risk of asthma-related death from LABA; LABA use may incr. risk of asthma-related hospitalization in pediatric and adolescent pts; use only for asthma pts not controlled on long-term asthma control tx, such as inhaled corticosteroid, or whose dz severity requires tx w/ both corticosteroid and LABA; once asthma control is achieved and maintained, assess pt at regular intervals and step down tx, such as D/C corticosteroid/LABA combo, if possible w/o loss of asthma control; maintain pt on long-term asthma control tx such as inhaled corticosteroid; do not use corticosteroid/LABA combo if asthma adequately controlled on low-or medium-dose inhaled corticosteroids