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Study: new clinical guidelines result in significant decrease in hospital admissions for croup

A recent study by Dr. Gabrielle Hester, medical director of the department of value and clinical excellence and pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Minnesota, determined that most patients who need two or fewer doses of racemic epinephrine can be safely discharged from the emergency department.

Proportion of kids with COVID-19-related croup increased during omicron, Children’s Minnesota analysis shows

A new analysis conducted by researchers at Children’s Minnesota found the number of children diagnosed with COVID-19-related croup was significantly higher during the Omicron surge compared with other COVID-19 variants. The findings expand on recent, single-center studies that found an association between COVID-19 and croup.