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Magnesium's role in pediatric asthma

  • Author Footnotes
    1 Michael Chesney, RN, CFRN, CCRN, FP-C, EMT-P I/C, is a flight nurse for Survival Flight at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI.
    Michael Chesney
    Footnotes
    1 Michael Chesney, RN, CFRN, CCRN, FP-C, EMT-P I/C, is a flight nurse for Survival Flight at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI.
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  • Author Footnotes
    1 Michael Chesney, RN, CFRN, CCRN, FP-C, EMT-P I/C, is a flight nurse for Survival Flight at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI.
      Asthma remains one of the most common diseases of childhood and accounts for 17% of pediatric visits to US emergency departments.
      • Bolte RG
      Emergency department treatment of pediatric asthma.
      Despite advancements in the understanding and treatment of pediatric asthma, mortality rates continue to rise and have more than doubled between 1980 and 1996, with the highest mortality rates occurring in adolescents.
      • Bolte RG
      Emergency department treatment of pediatric asthma.
      Limited access to care and delays in seeking medical attention are likely the most significant factors for this increase.
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