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Inhaled Steroids: Standard Discharge Med in Emergency Department

KEY POINT

In addition to oral corticosteroids, inhaled corticosteroids should be considered for all patients 16 years and older with moderate to severe asthma on discharge from emergency departments.

SOURCES

Rowe BH et al. Inhaled budesonide in addition to oral corticosteroids to prevent asthma relapse following discharge from the emergency department. Ann Intern Med. 1999;281:2119–26.