Intervention Review

Corticosteroids for hospitalised children with acute asthma

  1. Michael Smith1,*,
  2. Shaikh Mohammed SI Iqbal2,
  3. Brian H Rowe3,
  4. Tracy N'Diaye4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Airways Group

Published Online: 20 JAN 2003

Assessed as up-to-date: 29 OCT 2002

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002886

How to Cite

Smith M, Iqbal SMSI, Rowe BH, N'Diaye T. Corticosteroids for hospitalised children with acute asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD002886. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002886.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Craigavon Area Hospital Group Trust, Paediatric Department, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 2

    Sheffield Children's Hospital, Child Health, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

  3. 3

    University of Alberta, Department of Emergency Medicine, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  4. 4

    Sheffield Children's Hospital, Research Office, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

*Michael Smith, Paediatric Department, Craigavon Area Hospital Group Trust, 68 Lurgan Road, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, BT63 5QQ, UK.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 20 JAN 2003


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