A comparison of oral dexamethasone with oral prednisone in pediatric asthma exacerbations treated in the emergency department.

@article{Greenberg2008ACO,
  title={A comparison of oral dexamethasone with oral prednisone in pediatric asthma exacerbations treated in the emergency department.},
  author={Richard A. Greenberg and Gwen Kerby and Genie E. Roosevelt},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 8},
  pages={
          817-23
        }
}
The aim of this study was to determine if 2 doses of oral dexamethasone are as effective as a 5-day course of oral prednisone in preventing relapse for pediatric asthma exacerbations. Patients presenting to the emergency department with an asthma exacerbation were randomized to receive 0.6 mg/kg of dexamethasone or 2 mg/kg of prednisone in a prospective, double-blind study. The primary outcome was relapse within 10 days, and the secondary outcome was vomiting in the emergency department. Eighty… CONTINUE READING
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