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What is the Best Treatment for an Adult Whose Asthma Exacerbation Has Not Completely Responded to 5 Days of Oral Corticosteroids?

Title: What is the Best Treatment for an Adult Whose Asthma Exacerbation Has Not Completely Responded to 5 Days of Oral Corticosteroids?.
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Name(s): Hofmann, Mikel, author
Rodríguez, Jose, author
Klatt, Carolyn, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2008
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Current guidelines recommend that patients with acute asthma exacerbations be treated with systemic corticosteroids for 5 to 10 days, so continued steroid therapy is an option. However, limited evidence suggests that a 2-week course of oral steroids may be no more effective than a 1-week course (SOR C, based on a single small randomized controlled trial with a trend favoring prolonged therapy).
Identifier: FSU_migr_fmr-0007 (IID)
Keywords: asthma, treatment, steroids
Note: Originally published in Evidence Based Practice
Citation: Hofmann, M., Rodríguez, J. E., & Klatt, C. (2008). What is the best treatment for an adult whose asthma exacerbation has not completely responded to 5 days of oral corticosteroids? Evidence Based Practice, 11(8): 4.
Subject(s): Medical sciences
Respiratory organs -- Disease
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_fmr-0007
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Family Medicine and Rural Health Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Evidence Based Practice.
Issue: 8, 11

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Hofmann, M., Rodríguez, J., & Klatt, C. (2008). What is the Best Treatment for an Adult Whose Asthma Exacerbation Has Not Completely Responded to 5 Days of Oral Corticosteroids? Evidence Based Practice. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_fmr-0007