asthma patients being discharged from the ER should get both oral AND inhaled steroids

New research suggests that asthma patients being discharged from the ER should get both oral AND inhaled steroids.

Most patients receive oral steroids after being treated in the ER for acute asthma...only 10% also receive an inhaled steroid.

Some experts thought that inhaled steroids wouldn't provide an additional benefit...or that they could be detrimental because of the risk of bronchospasm.

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