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Single Dose Dexamethasone or 5 Days of Prednisone in Adult Asthmatics?

Background: Acute asthma presentations account for more than 2.1 million Emergency Department (ED) visits annually. In the US, 8.4% of the population is affected by the disease. Current guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommend a minimum of …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

Any Benefit to Adjunct Prednisone Therapy in Community Acquired Pneumonia?

Background: Respiratory tract infections and pneumonia are the 3rd leading cause of death worldwide.  Although morbidity and mortality has improved slightly with the advent of antibiotics, there is still a significant long-term morbidity and mortality associated with this disorder.  It …

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Infectious Disease

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