Oral magnesium supplementation in asthmatic children: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the long-term effect of oral magnesium supplementation on clinical symptoms, bronchial reactivity, lung function and allergen-induced skin responses in children and adolescents with moderate persistent asthma.DESIGN: A double-blind randomized parallel placebo-controlled study.SETTING AND SUBJECTS: The patients were recruited from the Pediatric Outpatient Clinic, Division of Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology, and followed […]

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Intravenous magnesium therapy for moderate to severe pediatric asthma: results of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of intravenous magnesium (IVMg) therapy for moderate to severe asthma exacerbations in pediatric patients.DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial.SETTING: Urban pediatric emergency department.PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-one patients aged 6 to 18 years who were being treated for an acute asthma exacerbation with peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) less than 60% of […]

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Magnesium sulfate for treating exacerbations of acute asthma in the emergency department

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BACKGROUND: Treatment of acute asthma is based on rapid reversal of bronchospasm and arresting airway inflammation. There is some evidence that intravenous magnesium can provide additional bronchodilation when given in conjunction with standard bronchodilating agents and corticosteroids. No systematic review of this literature has been completed on this topic.OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of […]

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Effect of oral magnesium supplementation on measures of airway resistance and subjective assessment of asthma control and quality of life in men and women with mild to moderate asthma: a randomized placebo controlled trial

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BACKGROUND: Epidemiological data shows low dietary magnesium(Mg) may be related to incidence and progression of asthma.OBJECTIVE: To determine if long term(6.5 month) treatment with oral Mg would improve asthma control and increase serum measures of Mg status in men and women with mild-to-moderate asthma.SUBJECTS: 55 males and females aged 21 to 55 years with […]

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Magnesium for treatment of asthma in children

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QUESTION: Magnesium is considered adjuvant therapy for moderate to severe asthma exacerbations in adults, but can it be used to treat children?ANSWER: Magnesium seems to be beneficial in the treatment of moderate to severe asthma in children. It is a safe drug to administer, but there have been minor side effects reported, such as […]

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Magnesium sulfate for acute asthma in adults: a systematic literature review

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Magnesium sulfate (MgSO(4)) has been considered as an adjunct therapy for severe and life-threatening asthma exacerbation. The literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and Google Scholar to summarize the current state of knowledge regarding magnesium therapy in acute exacerbation of adult asthma. A total of 16 trials and 4 meta-analyses were […]

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Effects of magnesium deficiency–more than skin deep

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Dead Sea and magnesium salt therapy are two of the oldest forms of treatment for skin disease and several other disorders, supported by a body of largely anecdotal evidence. In this paper we review possible pathways for penetration of magnesium ions through the epidermis to reach the circulation, in turn replenishing cellular magnesium levels. […]

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