Abstract 9 Table 1

Studies comparing 2-day oral dexamethasone to 5-day oral prednisone

Author Sample Size
(ages 2–18)
Outcome Dexamethasone Prednisone P values
Qureshi/
2001
533
(272 dex 271 pred)
Relapse rate%
Admit after Relapse% med not given% vomit at home%
20 (7.4)
4 (20)
1 (0.4)
6 (2)
18 (6.9)
3 (17)
10 (4)
11(4)
0.84
0.81
0.004
0.17
Paniagua/
2017
557
(294 dex 296 pred)
Admit after Relapse% adherence% vomit at home% 1 (0.4)
279 (99.3)
6 (2.1)
2 (0.7)
265 (96)
12 (4.4)
ns ns
<0.05
Greenberg/
2008
89
(38 pred dex 51)
Admit after Relapse% vomit at home% 3 (8)
5 (10)
8 (16)
7 (18)
0.27
0.24
Seghezzo/
2018
762
(263 dex 499 pred)
30 day readmission
30 day relapse
7 day readmission
7 day relapse
5 (1.)
14 (5.3)
2 (0.8)
4 (1.5)
11 (2.2)
26 (5.2)
4 (0.8)
7 (1.4)
0.78
0.95
0.95
0.90
Rose/
2001
533
(272 dex 261 pred)
Relapse% vomit at home% 7.4
5 (10)
6.9%
7 (18)
ns
0.24