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Feb
16

Giving children with acute asthma flare–ups 1 or 2 doses of dexamethasone in the emergency department (ED)

Giving children with acute asthma flare–ups 1 or 2 doses of dexamethasone in the emergency department (ED) provides equivalent relief to a 5–day course of prednisone while reducing the chance of triggering vomiting, according to a meta–analysis by Grant E. Keeney, MD, from the Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and colleagues, who published the results of their analysis online February 10 in Pediatrics.