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Randomised controlled trial
Similar rates of relapse and time to return to normal activity with 2 or 5 days of systemic corticosteroids after asthma exacerbation but study confirmation of equivalence would require further study

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  • Competing interests BHR has received research funding from GSK and MedImmune Inc in the past 2 years. BHR is supported by a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Evidence Based Emergency Medicine from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Ottawa, ON).