Recommendation ID

Combined bronchodilator and corticosteroid therapy for bronchiolitis:- What is the efficacy of combined bronchodilator and corticosteroid therapy?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- There are no effective therapies for the treatment of bronchiolitis. One study reported that infants provided with both nebulised adrenaline and systemic steroids had improved clinical outcomes. This was a subgroup analysis, so was not anticipated in the trial design and consequently the analysis was not adequately powered to answer this question. A multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT) that assesses the clinical and cost effectiveness of combined adrenaline and corticosteroids treatment for bronchiolitis is needed.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Bronchiolitis in children: diagnosis and management
Date issued
June 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No