Journal article

How long does stridor at rest persist in croup after the administration of oral prednisolone?

Robyn Parker, Colin V Powell, Anne-Maree Kelly

Emergency Medicine Australasia | Published : 2004


OBJECTIVES: To determine the duration of stridor at rest (SAR) after the administration of oral prednisolone (1 mg/kg) to children admitted to hospital with croup from the ED. The secondary objective was to determine whether children with mild croup had a more rapid resolution of SAR. METHODS: This was a retrospective explicit chart review of all children admitted to the paediatric ward of a community, paediatric teaching hospital with a diagnosis of croup over one year. Data collected included patient demographics, Westley and Geelhoed croup scores on presentation to the ED and the duration of SAR after administration of steroids. RESULTS: For the 188 cases analyzed, median duration of SAR ..

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