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Mesh nebulizer worked faster to control acute asthma

Key clinical point: In the emergency department, acute asthma in children is controlled more quickly with a mesh rather than jet nebulizer.

Major finding: The probability of hospital admission for children nebulized by mesh rather than a jet device was reduced 48% (P = .03).

Study Details: Single-blinded, multicenter, randomized trial.

Disclosures: Mr. Moody reported a financial relationship with Aerogen, which produces the mesh device tested in this trial.


Moody G. ERS 2019.