Evid Based Nurs 3:113 doi:10.1136/ebn.3.4.113
  • Treatment

Review: daily maintenance inhaled corticosteroidsare not effective for children with episodic viral wheeze

Episodic inhaled corticosteroids v placebo for episodic viral wheeze in children*

Outcomes at ≤4 months Episodic steroids Placebo RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
Exacerbations requiring emergency department visit 62% 89% 30% (3 to 50) 4 (2 to 22)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Parent preferred treatment 75% 48% 55% (15 to 109) 4 (3 to 10)

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