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Review: corticosteroids do not reduce hospital length of stay or respiratory distress in infantile acute viral bronchiolitis
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Q In infants and young children with acute viral bronchiolitis, do systemic corticosteroids shorten hospital length of stay (LOS) or improve respiratory distress more than placebo or no corticosteroid treatment?

Clinical impact ratings GP/FP/Emergency Medicine ★★★★★★☆ GP/FP/Primary Care ★★★★★☆☆ Emergency Medicine (specialist) ★★★★★☆☆ Paediatrics (Specialist) ★★★★★★☆ Respirology ★★★★★☆☆

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Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (issue 3, 2003), Medline (1966 to September 2003), EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (January 1990 to September 2003), Current Contents (1998–2000), and SCISEARCH; reference lists of general paediatric, infectious diseases, and respirology textbooks; reference lists of retrieved studies and recent review articles; meeting abstracts; authors of published abstracts; and experts in the field.

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