The study HAS been done. I read a summary of a study comparing one dose of
decadron vs a trial of po steroids for asthma management with similar
results. The summary was in the back section of a recent issue of
Contemporary Pediatrics in the Journal Club section. I do not remember what
journal the study was published in(?J. Pediatrics). I will do a search.
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Subject: Re: Oral Steroids
> Let's throw this one out......
> Why do they throw up from the oral steroids?
> The taste, the medication or a combination of the two? Hmmmmm....
> I still would love to find some recent literature on IM decadron.
> How about this: Decadron in the ER....and on Days 3-4-5 give 1-2 mg/kg po
> steroids. Probably too difficult.
> Dr. Todd Zimmerman
> Attending, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
> West Boca Medical Center; Palmetto General Hospital
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