Evid Based Nurs 3:74 doi:10.1136/ebn.3.3.74
  • Treatment

Review: glucocorticoids improve symptoms of croup within 6 hours

Glucocorticoids v placebo for clinical improvement in children with croup*

Time point No of studies Weighted event rates RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
Glucocorticoids Placebo
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
6 hours 13 56% 41% 37% (6 to 56) 7 (4 to 50)
12 hours  7 89% 68% 31% (16 to 43) 5 (3 to 11)
24 hours  5 95% 83% 14% (4 to 24) 8 (5 to 33)

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