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7-2-2011 Bronchiolitis : a very safe and elegant solution

As i recently was called again by a few patients about bronchiolitis , I am resending this article,which is of immense importance.

Please read the yellow colored part at least.

Bronchiolitis : a very safe and 

elegant solution    

 

Nebulized hypertonic saline solution for acute bronchiolitis in infants

 

Acute viral bronchiolitis is the most common lower respiratory tract infection in infants, but the standard treatment remains supportive care. This review was conducted to assess the effects of nebulized hypertonic saline, which can increase clearance of mucus, in these patients. Four randomized trials involving 254 infants were included. Analysis of the pooled data suggests that nebulized 3% saline may significantly reduce the length of hospital stay and improve the clinical severity score in infants with acute viral bronchiolitis.There were no adverse effects noted with nebulized hypertonic saline when administered along with bronchodilators.

3% saline means:  30 gram salt in 1 liter water!

 

 

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