Intravenous magnesium sulfate as an adjunct in the treatment of acute asthma.

  title={Intravenous magnesium sulfate as an adjunct in the treatment of acute asthma.},
  author={Hubert Bloch and Ron Silverman and Noel Mancherje and Susan A Grant and Liudvikas Jagminas and Steven M. Scharf},
  volume={107 6},
STUDY OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to determine whether intravenous magnesium sulfate (MgSO4), when used as part of a standardized treatment protocol, can improve pulmonary function and decrease admission rate in patients presenting to the emergency department with exacerbations of asthma. DESIGN In this randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study, patients with acute asthma were treated with inhaled beta-agonists at regular intervals and intravenous (IV) steroids. At 30 min after… CONTINUE READING
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