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Patients presenting to hospital with an acute asthma exacerbation severe enough to require admission would receive full standard treatment according to British Thoracic Society guidelines in addition they would be offered the opportunity to take part in the study which would requite them to take a capsule of either montelukast or placebo.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Acute Asthma Exacerbation
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
University of East Anglia
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:03-0400
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