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Antihistamines used in addition to topical nasal steroids for intermittent and persistent allergic rhinitis in children

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2010
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Title
Antihistamines used in addition to topical nasal steroids for intermittent and persistent allergic rhinitis in children
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2010
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd006989.pub2
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Authors

Mona Nasser, Zbys Fedorowicz, Hamad Aljufairi, William McKerrow

Abstract

Allergic rhinitis is a very common chronic illness affecting 10% to 40% of children worldwide and its prevalence among children has significantly increased over the last two decades. Prevalence and severity are related to age, with children of school age most commonly affected. To assess the effectiveness and adverse event profile of antihistamines (oral or topical) used as an adjunct to topical nasal steroids for intermittent and persistent allergic rhinitis in children. We searched the Cochrane Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Group Trials Register; the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL); MEDLINE; EMBASE; CINAHL; Web of Science; BIOSIS Previews; Cambridge Scientific Abstracts; mRCT and additional sources for published and unpublished trials. The date of the most recent search was 21 September 2009. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in children under the age of 18 with a history of allergic rhinitis, with or without allergic conjunctivitis or asthma, comparing topical nasal steroids with antihistamines to topical nasal steroids only. Two review authors independently screened studies, extracted data and assessed risk of bias. One study including 24 participants met the inclusion criteria for this review. This study compared the administration of topical nasal steroids with oral antihistamines to topical nasal steroids only in children, but it did not provide sufficient data to address the clinical question of this review. In view of the lack of evidence for the benefit or lack of benefit of antihistamine add-on therapy with topical nasal steroids for children with intermittent or persistent allergic rhinitis, it is important that clinicians are mindful of the adverse effects of antihistamines and the additional costs that may be incurred.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 <1%
Unknown 149 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 9%
Researcher 13 9%
Student > Bachelor 12 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 5%
Other 28 19%
Unknown 54 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 41 27%
Psychology 14 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 8%
Social Sciences 9 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 3%
Other 12 8%
Unknown 57 38%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 February 2022.
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#7,041,349
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Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#8,639
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#32,046
of 95,164 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#40
of 66 outputs
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