Do Inhaled Corticosteroids Decrease Hospital Admissions Among Patients With Moderate to Severe Asthma Attacks?

Authors included 25 randomized controlled trials comprising 2,733 patients. Of these, 18 studies included pediatric patients, whereas 7 included only adults. This meta-analysis added 5 new studies to the data originally presented in a previous 2012 Cochrane review, carefully excluding studies that compared inhaled short-acting β-2 agonists versus inhaled corticosteroids because of their…

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