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Steroids & asthma

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Magdy W Attia
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March 19, 2013: Annals of Internal Medicine
Saleh Altamimi, Glenn Robertson, Wasil Jastaniah, Allyson Davey, Navid Dehghani, Ruth Chen, Karen Leung, Margaret Colbourne
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of a single dose of oral dexamethasone (Dex) versus 5 days of twice-daily prednisolone (Pred) in the management of mild to moderate asthma exacerbations in children. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded trial of children 2 to 16 years of age who presented to the emergency department (ED) with acute mild to moderate asthma exacerbations. Subjects received single-dose oral Dex (0.6 mg/kg to a maximum of 18 mg) or oral Pred (1 mg/kg per dose to a maximum of 30 mg) twice daily for 5 days...
December 2006: Pediatric Emergency Care
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