North American practice patterns of intravenous magnesium therapy in severe acute asthma in children.

@article{Schuh2010NorthAP,
  title={North American practice patterns of intravenous magnesium therapy in severe acute asthma in children.},
  author={Suzanne Schuh and Charles Macias and Stephen B Freedman and Amy C. Plint and Joseph J. Zorc and Lalit Bajaj and Karen J. L. Black and David W Johnson and Kathy Boutis},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 11},
  pages={1189-96}
}
OBJECTIVES Although intravenous (IV) magnesium (Mg) can decrease hospitalizations in children with severe acute asthma, its use is often limited to resistant disease, and disposition may be determined prior to its use. Since knowledge about practice patterns of IV Mg would enhance knowledge translation and guide future research, we surveyed pediatric emergency physicians with interest in clinical research to determine the frequency, indications, adverse events, and barriers to use of IV Mg in… CONTINUE READING