Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of oral albuterol in infants with mild-to-moderate acute viral bronchiolitis.

@article{Patel2003RandomizedDP,
  title={Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of oral albuterol in infants with mild-to-moderate acute viral bronchiolitis.},
  author={Hema Doshi Patel and Serge Gouin and Robert W. Platt},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={142 5},
  pages={509-14}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether oral albuterol is effective in reducing symptomatology of acute viral bronchiolitis in infants with mild-to-moderate illness. STUDY DESIGN In a randomized, double-blind trial, previously well infants were randomized upon discharge from the emergency department to receive either albuterol (0.1 mg/kg/dose) three times per day or placebo three times per day for 7 days. Daily standardized telephone interviews were conducted for as long as 14 days. The primary… CONTINUE READING

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