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Evidence supports earlier use of intravenous salbutamol

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7078.393k (Published 08 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:393
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Intravenous salbutamol should be used earlier in children with acute severe asthma, say researchers who have found that it cuts recovery time by two thirds compared with nebulised salbutamol.

    Fifty children admitted to the emergency department of Westmead Hospital in Sydney, Australia, were treated with nebulised salbutamol after assessment. If their condition did not improve they …

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