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Mar
20

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as part of its Choosing Wisely initiative

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as part of its Choosing Wisely initiative, has released its second list of common tests and treatments in order to avoid the use of antibiotics for viral respiratory illnesses and the use of unnecessary CT scans. The novel recommendations include: Avoidance of high–dose dexamethasone (0.5mg/kg per day) for the …

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Feb
13

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 published online February 10 in Pediatrics.