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BET 1: Intraosseous adenosine for the termination of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in children

Abstract

A shortcut review was carried out to establish whether intraosseous administration of adenosine was an effective and safe way to terminate supraventricular tachycardia in the paediatric population. Five papers were yielded with the below described search strategies, of which two were directly relevant to the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of the papers are tabulated. It was concluded that there is contradicting evidence for the efficacy of intraosseous adenosine, and further studies are needed to answer this question.

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