Journal article

Parent-initiated oral corticosteroid therapy for intermittent wheezing illnesses in children: Systematic review

Peter J Vuillermin, Colin F Robertson, Mike South

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

AIM: Intermittent wheezing illnesses, which include viral-associated wheeze and asthma, are among the most common reasons for children to present urgently to a doctor. The objectives of this systematic review were to assess the benefits and harmful effects of parent-initiated oral corticosteroids (PIOCS) in the management of intermittent wheezing illness in children. METHODS: The Cochrane Airways Group Specialised Register, The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, EMBASE, LILACS, Web of Science and Dissertation Abstracts were searched. Only randomised clinical trials studying patients aged between 1 and 18 years, with an intermittent wheezing illness were included. RESULTS..

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