A comparison of inhaled fluticasone and oral prednisone for children with severe acute asthma.

@article{Schuh2000ACO,
  title={A comparison of inhaled fluticasone and oral prednisone for children with severe acute asthma.},
  author={Suzanne Schuh and Joseph Reisman and Mohammed Alshehri and Annie Dupuis and Mary Corey and Rita Arseneault and Ghassan A Alothman and Olwen Tennis and Gerard Canny},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={343 10},
  pages={689-94}
}
BACKGROUND Inhaled corticosteroids are effective in the treatment of children with asthma. It is uncertain how inhaled corticosteroids compare with oral corticosteroids in the management of severe acute disease. METHODS We performed a double-blind, randomized trial involving 100 children five years of age or older who had severe acute asthma (indicated by a forced expiratory volume in one second [FEV1] that was less than 60 percent of the predicted value) and in whom the results could be… CONTINUE READING
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