In the season for wheezing, is it 1 or 3 days of steroids? Not sure
Bottom line: A single dose of dexamethasone may be an acceptable alternative to 3 days of prednisolone for acute asthma exacerbations, particularly in children who have difficulty taking medicine. However, due to the open-label noninferiority design, as well as the comparison with a treatment regimen that is not standard in the United States, this may not be a change in practice, yet.Review and summary of: Cronin JJ, McCoy S, Kennedy U, et al. A randomized trial of single-dose oral dexamethasone versus multidose prednisolone for acute exacerbations of asthma in children who attend the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2016; 67(5):593-601.e3.
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