Does nebulized hypertonic saline shorten hospitalization in young children with acute viral wheezing?

@article{Kanjanapradap2018DoesNH,
  title={Does nebulized hypertonic saline shorten hospitalization in young children with acute viral wheezing?},
  author={Thanakorn Kanjanapradap and Jitladda Deerojanawong and Suchada Sritippayawan and Nuanchan Prapphal},
  journal={Pediatric pulmonology},
  year={2018},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={138-144}
}
BACKGROUND Although previous studies have shown benefits of nebulized hypertonic saline (HS) for improving airway clearance and shortening hospitalization in infants with bronchiolitis, prospective blinded studies in preschool children with acute viral wheezing are limited. OBJECTIVES To determine nebulized 3% HS efficacy in young children admitted with acute viral wheezing. METHODS This double-blind, randomized controlled trial was conducted in children aged 6 months to 5 years admitted… CONTINUE READING