When I said I would go into the top ten articles presented at the recent AAP NCE in San Diego I meant it. I plan to tackle each article and briefly review the results and try to drive home how this can impact your practice. First up, a steroid alternative for prednisone die-hards.
I’ve you’ve been a PEMBlog reader for a while you know that I’ve posted on the use of early steroids in asthma exacerbations – see the Why We Do What We Do post here. I also alluded to dexamethasone as a viable alternative to predsnisone/prednisolone. The following meta analysis from Keeney et al published in Pediatrics provides some evidence to that effect.