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    The benefit of intravenous magnesium sulphate is not proven in adults with acute severe asthma

    The correct answer to question 2a in the EMQs on magnesium is false, at least with regard to adults. For children it is probably true. The evidence cited to support the answer provided is ten years old [1]. Avid EMJ readers will know that a more recent meta-analysis [2] showed that in adults there was only weak evidence that intravenous magnesium sulphate had an effect upon respiratory function (standardised mean differe...

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