Corticosteroids for acute asthma

Most children who require admission for asthma are initially treated in the emergency department (ED), although some are admitted directly from clinicians' offices. Thus, inpatient treatment is typically a continuation of therapies and monitoring that were started in the ED ( algorithm 1 ) [ 4 ]. Patients usually have received several albuterol treatments, often combined with ipratropium (children with an asthma exacerbation experience a lower risk of admission to the hospital if they are treated with the combination of inhaled short-acting beta agonists [SABAs] plus anticholinergic versus SABA alone [ 5 ]), systemic glucocorticoids, and supplemental oxygen, when necessary, before arrival to the inpatient unit. The criteria for admission are discussed in detail separately. (See "Acute asthma exacerbations in children: Emergency department management", section on 'Hospitalization' .)

Corticosteroids for acute asthma

corticosteroids for acute asthma

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