International practice patterns of IV magnesium in paediatric acute asthma

Laura Simone, Roger Zemek, Damian Roland, Mark D. Lyttle, Simon Craig, Stuart R. Dalziel, Jocelyn Gravel, Yaron Finkelstein, Sarah Curtis, Stephen B. Freedman, Amy C. Plint, Suzanne Schuh

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Guideline recommendations about discharge of children with acute asthma treated with IV magnesium (IV-Mg) are disparate and inconclusive (see online supplemental material). The majority of children given IV-Mg in the emergency department (ED) are hospitalised, independent of asthma severity or degree of response to IV-Mg.1 The rationale for this practice is unknown but may be due to limited evidence whether children with a satisfactory response to IV-Mg can be safely discharged.2-4SP110.1136/emermed-2022-212642.supp1Supplementary

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-201
Number of pages2
JournalEmergency Medicine Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • acute care
  • asthma
  • pediatric emergency medicine
  • respiratory

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