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Anaphylaxis Cochrane Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reviews

Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. Canadian epidemiological data indicate that the rate of children who visited emergency departments between 2006-2014 for anaphylaxis more than doubled. Although fatalities are rare, anaphylaxis must always be considered a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment.

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Cochrane Systematic Review: Adrenaline (epinephrine) for the treatment of anaphylaxis with and without shock

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Sheikh A, Shehata YA, Brown SG, Simons FE

OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of adrenaline (epinephrine) in the treatment of anaphylaxis.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Adrenaline auto-injectors for the treatment of anaphylaxis with and without cardiovascular collapse in the community

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Sheikh A, Simons FE, Barbour V, Worth A

The objective of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of adrenaline (epinephrine) auto-injectors in relieving respiratory, cardiovascular, and other symptoms during episodes of anaphylaxis that occur in the community.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Glucocorticoids for the treatment of anaphylaxis

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Choo KJ, Simons FE, Sheikh A

We sought to assess the benefits and harms of glucocorticoid treatment during episodes of anaphylaxis.

Cochrane Systematic Review: H1-antihistamines for the treatment of anaphylaxis with and without shock

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Sheikh A, ten Broek VM, Brown SG, Simons FE

The objective of this systematic review was to assess the benefits and harm of H1-antihistamines in the treatment of anaphylaxis.