March 2010. Volume 6. Number 1

Montelukast should not replace the oral steroid treatment at home in a mild-moderate acute asthma attack

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Schuh S, Willan AR, Stephens D, Dick PT, Coates A. Can Montelukast Shorten Prednisolone Therapy in Children with Mild to Moderate Acute Asthma? A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Pediatr. 2009;155:795-800
Reviewer: Fernández Rodríguez M1.
1Centro de Salud de Potes. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: Mercedes Fernández Rodríguez. Email: mer763@hotmail.com
Reception date: 01/03/2010
Acceptance date: 10/03/2010
Publication date: 25/03/2010

Abstract

Authors´ conclusions: montelukast does not represent an adequate alternative to corticosteroids after outpatient stabilization in mild to moderate acute asthma exacerbations.

Reviewers´ commentary: despite limitations in the selection and sample size, and based on the results, oral montelukast should not be used as treatment of mild-moderate acute asthma exacerbations

How to cite this article

Fernández Rodríguez M, Martín Muñoz P.El montelukast no debe sustituir al corticoide oral como tratamiento domiciliario en una crisis de asma leve-moderada.Evid Pediatr. 2010;6:18.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Schuh S, Willan AR, Stephens D, Dick PT, Coates A. Can Montelukast Shorten Prednisolone Therapy in Children with Mild to Moderate Acute Asthma? A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Pediatr. 2009;155:795-800
Reviewer: Fernández Rodríguez M1.
1Centro de Salud de Potes. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: Mercedes Fernández Rodríguez. Email: mer763@hotmail.com
Reception date: 01/03/2010
Acceptance date: 10/03/2010
Publication date: 25/03/2010

How to cite this article

Fernández Rodríguez M, Martín Muñoz P.El montelukast no debe sustituir al corticoide oral como tratamiento domiciliario en una crisis de asma leve-moderada.Evid Pediatr. 2010;6:18.

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