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Data on treating bronchiolitis is severely limited

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 03 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:0-f

Question How effective are the various treatments for bronchiolitis?

Synopsis The authors systematically reviewed Medline and the Cochrane Collaboration's database of controlled clinical trials for randomised controlled trials published in English that assessed the effectiveness of various treatments for bronchiolitis. They used an explicit and reasonable set of search terms and did a limited search for unpublished data. The team assessed the quality of each study, with disagreements adjudicated by consultation and consensus. The authors reported 44 studies of the most commonly used agents: epinephrine, β …

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