Table 2.

Variation in Therapeutic Maneuvers and Co-maneuvers in Inpatient Trials

First Author of Trial
Mallol12Ho16Wang17
β2-agonist usedFenoterolAlbuterolAlbuterol
Drug dose.04 ml/kg2.5 mg (all patients).15 mg/kg
Dose interval (hours)6.5*4
Total doses4–14112–18
Vehicle for delivery of
nebulizations
Compressed air or
“occasionally” O2
Compressed air (except for
those receiving O2)
O2
  • * Only one treatment given, followed 30 minutes later by one placebo dose.