• Effects of Glucocorticoids on Hospitalized Children With Anaphylaxis

    4 days ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Background
    The benefits of glucocorticoid treatment and recent trends of adjunctive treatments during episodes of anaphylaxis remain unclear.
    Objectives
    The aims of this study were to investigate the recent practice patterns and compare the effects of glucocorticoid for children hospitalized with anaphylaxis.
    Methods
    Using the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination inpatient database, we compared the length of hospital stay, risk of 10-day readmission, and total hospitalization cost between the steroid and nonsteroid groups. We also evaluated recent trends of adjunctive treatments for...
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