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Using hypertonic saline to manage bronchiolitis in infants

Canty, Wendy B. PA-C; Colomb-Lippa, Dawn MHS, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: July 2014 - Volume 27 - Issue 7 - p 45–49
doi: 10.1097/
What's New in Pediatric Pulmonology

ABSTRACT Bronchiolitis is the most common lower respiratory tract infection in young children and the leading cause of infant hospitalizations. Treatment is centered on supportive measures. Recent studies suggest hypertonic saline is an effective treatment option in admitted infants, demonstrating promising reductions in length of stay and clinical severity scores.

Wendy B. Canty practices thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass., and is a recent graduate of the Quinnipiac University PA program. Dawn Columb-Lippa is a professor in the PA program at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Mark E. Archambault, DHSc, PA-C, department editor

© 2014 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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