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Salbutamol worth trying
  1. Paul Walsh
  1. Correspondence to Dr P Walsh, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kern Medical Center Bakersfield, and Internal Medicine UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA; yousentWHOhome{at}

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I read with interest the Best BET “Is nebulised salbutamol indicated in bronchiolitis?”1

Perhaps this is the wrong question. As emergency physicians perhaps the more pertinent question is: does salbutamol decrease the need for hospital admission?

We have addressed this question in a randomised controlled trial that compared adrenaline with salbutamol.2 We found that salbutamol decreased the need for admission. This decrease was sustained at 3 …

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