A randomized, double-blind study examining the comparative efficacies and safety of inhaled epinephrine and nasal decongestant in hospitalized infants with acute bronchiolitis

Gilat Livni, Avinoam Rachmel, Daphna Marom, Arnon Yaari, Naama Tirosh, Shai Ashkenazi

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Abstract

Optimal treatment of acute bronchiolitis is currently unclear. In a double-blind study, we found no significant differences between inhaled epinephrine and nasal decongestant in hospitalized infants with acute bronchiolitis regarding length of hospitalization, need for oxygen supplementation, or intravenous fluids and clinical score. Nasal decongestant is as effective as inhaled epinephrine in acute bronchiolitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adrenaline
  • Children
  • Hypoxemia
  • Respiratory syncytial virus
  • Respiratory tract infection

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