Asthma Andrews Style - What's the best oral steroid you ask?

 
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What's the best oral steroid to treat acute asthma exacerbations you may ask? Well, we're here to answer that for you. Please welcome Dr. Annie Andrews, MD, MSCR who has written all the articles you will find listed below on just that subject. In this podcast we will prove that dexamethasone is not only the most cost effective steroid to prescribe in asthma exacerbations, decreases recidivism, and has the best compliance rates, but it tastes great too!

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Andrews AL, Simpson AN. Dexamethasone may be a viable alternative to

prednisone/prednisolone for the treatment of acute asthma exacerbation in the

paediatric emergency department. Evid Based Med. 2014 Jun 10. pii:

ebmed-2014-110006. doi: 10.1136/eb-2014-110006. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed

PMID: 24919976.

Andrews AL, Wong KA, Heine D, Scott Russell W. A cost-effectiveness analysis

of dexamethasone versus prednisone in pediatric acute asthma exacerbations. Acad

Emerg Med. 2012 Aug;19(8):943-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2012.01418.x. Epub 2012

Jul 31. PubMed PMID: 22849379.

Andrews AL, Teufel RJ, 2nd, Basco WT, Jr., Simpson KN. A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Inhaled Corticosteroid Delivery for Children with Asthma in the Emergency Department. Journal of Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;161(5):903-907

Keeney GE, Gray MP, Morrison AK, Levas MN, Kessler EA, Hill GD, Gorelick MH, Jackson JL. Dexamethasone for acute asthma exacerbations in children: a meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2014 Mar;133(3):493-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-2273. Epub 2014 Feb 10. Review. PubMed PMID: 24515516; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3934336.

Podcast 25 ~ Asthma and Steroids

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