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Towards evidence based emergency medicine: Best BETs from the Manchester Royal Infirmary

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ORAL STEROIDS ARE NOT INDICATED IN BRONCHIOLITIS

Report by: Jayachandran Panickar, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician

Search checked by: Michael Eisenhut, Consultant Paediatrician

Institution: Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospital and Luton and Dunstable Hospital

A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether steroids are indicated in the management of bronchiolitis. Six papers presented evidence addressing the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these papers are tabulated. The clinical bottom line is that oral …

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