MagNUM PA Study Results

Magnesium Nebulization Utilization in Management of Pediatric Asthma

Study Results

Among children with refractory acute asthma in the Emergency Department, nebulized magnesium with albuterol, compared with placebo with albuterol, did not significantly decrease the hospitalization rate for asthma within 24 hours. The findings do not support use of nebulized magnesium with albuterol among children with refractory acute asthma.

Principal Study Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Schuh

Leading Institution: The Hospital for Sick Children

PERT Site Investigator: Dr. Stephen Freedman

PERT Site Research Coordinator: Jianling Xie

Research Ethics Board ID Number: REB14-0894