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Magnesium sulphate infusion reduces hospitalization for asthma attacks

A study by the University of Hong Kong involving 182 children has reported that intravenous magnesium sulphate infusions combined with inhaled bronchodilators and systemic stroids can help prevent hospitalization in children brought to the emergency room suffering from a moderate to sever asthma attack. The magnesium sulphate infusion also improved bronchoconstriction and other symptoms of asthma.

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About: Magnesium sulphate infusion reduces hospitalization for asthma attacks

Date: 7 January 2005

Source: Reuters Health

URL: http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=7269467

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