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Infant bronchiolitis treatment ineffective

Research conducted at UC Davis and 20 other Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) sites shows steroid treatment is no better than a placebo for infants suffering from bronchiolitis, a common viral lower respiratory infection. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, compared hospitalization rates for 600 children between two months and 12 months old with moderate-to-severe bronchiolitis, finding no difference in symptom improvement or hospitalization rates. UC Davis pediatric emergency medicine specialist and study researcher Nathan Kuppermann said other therapies, including a vaccine to prevent respiratory syncytial virus, the most common cause, are needed to treat these infections.

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