respiratory
Asthma

Burst therapy at home helps asthmatic children avoid hospital admission

Children who have frequent emergency department (ED) visits because of asthma may be able to avoid hospitalisation by using ‘burst therapy’ with high dose inhaled salbutamol at home, Victorian clinicians have shown. In a pilot study, doctors at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne have shown that the standard hospital management approach for acute asthma, ...

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